603: The Journey to Employment: Life Lessons from and for the American University Autistic Community

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    Presenters: Caitlyn Conklin (Administrative Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics), Tanja Aho (Professorial Lecturer, CAS-Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies), Marie Spaulding (Career Center) & Leigh Hanau (Class of 2024)

    Time: 10:35 AM – 11:50 AM

    Session Description

    In this session, autistic staff, faculty, and students, joined by allies, will discuss the difficulties that autistic students face in and outside of higher education classrooms. We will share best practices for facilitating disability inclusion and accessible learning, as well as strategies to meet these challenges and make AU more accessible for autistic students to flourish at AU and beyond.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify the difficulties that autistic and disabled college students and graduates face
    • Analyze different positions on identity versus person-first language within the context of disability identity
    • Apply the university’s Career Center resources to assist disabled students

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