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Friday, December 4 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Creating Supportive & Inclusive Spaces For Autistic Women LIMITED

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This presentation will discuss how Autism Women?s Network utilizes various social media platforms to form a supportive community by and for Autistic women with a focus on self advocacy, social justice, activism, disability rights and pride which honors the many intersectional experiences of all Autistic women. . OBJECTIVES:Identify ways to create safe and supportive spaces that promote self-determination for Autistic women. Discuss the ways in which AWN supports diversity and intersectional social justice through creating resources and projects that highlight the experiences of Autistic individuals in multiply marginalized populations. Discuss and identify the ways in which AWN is able to educate parents, professionals and communities about autism through a commitment to keeping Autistic voices central and empowering Autistic individuals. Summarize various projects that promote these ideals and utilize the talents and efforts of our all-volunteer, all Autistic leadership. Participants will be able to identify methods in which they can apply community-building and advocacy strategies in their respective professional and/or personal lives with tools that will be shared during the presentation.

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Jennifer Muzquiz

Autistic Advocate & Blogger, Giraffe Party
Social media moderator for the Autism Women's Network (AWN) and Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance (PACLA), Jennifer has a solid background in social media outreach, brand marketing consultation, and event management. She also runs a blog called "Giraffe Party" - which... Read More →
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Lei Wiley-Mydske

Community Outreach Coordinator, Autism Women's Network
Autistic activist & self advocate. Co-Founder & Director of the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library and Community Outreach Coordinator for Autism Women's Network.

Friday December 4, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am PST
Sunstone 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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