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Improving K-12 education for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

Disability is Not a Dirty Word

  • 19 Jan 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online

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An xMinds Event

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Wednesday, January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Cost:  Free


Location:  Online (Register to receive the Zoom link)


Speaker:  Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) 

Many parents of autistic students are profoundly uncomfortable with the idea that their child has a disability. Julia is an excellent speaker and has a great perspective that will change the way you think about disabilities forever. 


Please join us on January 19, when we have the honor of hosting Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) speaking on the topic of disability. Julia is an exceptional speaker with true insights into self-advocacy, understanding disability, and taking ownership of that disability.  


Autism is a disability. It is okay to be disabled. 


Looking at autism by focusing on strengths and differences—as well as challenges—can reshape the way we see our autistic children. Learn how self-determination and making choices will help your autistic student live the life they want—and how you can help them do that!


Julia will discuss the social model of disability, civil rights, disability community, and what this means for autistic kids.


Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. 

This presentation will be recorded. 



      Julia Bascom



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