Disability Studies Spring Conference: Autism Speaks Back: Neurodiversity and Disability Studies


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  • Host Department: Institute for the Humanities
  • Date: 03/21/2013
  • Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Location: Henderson and Koessler Rooms, Michigan League, 911 N. University

  • Description:

    "Autism Speaks Back: Neurodiversity and Disability Studies" explores autistic culture and cutting-edge scholarship in an informal roundtable-style conversation. Panelists will respond to big questions about what neurodiversity means, what autistic people want for themselves, new research on autism, and how popular assumptions about autism may be wrong. We invite audience participation in person, via Twitter, and through note cards. Accessibility features include real-time captioning, a quiet retreat room, interaction badges, and a snack break.


    • Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Psychology, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    • Jordynn Jack, English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Ari Ne’eman, President, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Washington, DC
    • Chloe Silverman, Science and Technology Studies, Women’s Studies, and Bioethics,
      Pennsylvania State University