Autism NOW Webinar: Autism and Neurodiversity: A Study of Views and Influence of a Rising Movement
Autism and Neurodiversity: A Study of Views and Influence of a Rising Movement
The registration for this webinar is closed, and it is now only available on-demand.
The neurodiversity movement celebrates autism as an inseparable part of a person’s identity. This movement seeks to change the perception that autism is a “condition, disease, or disorder” that needs to be cured; instead, it emphasizes that autism is a natural difference that does not impact the person’s ability to live a fulfilling life. Register for this webinar to learn about the results of a recent survey conducted on autism and neurodiversity!
Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Speakers: Steven Kapp, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, LA/UCLA Chapter
Hundreds of people with various relationships to autism (for example, individuals with ASD and friends/family of individuals with ASD) completed an online survey on autism and neurodiversity. The survey found that self-identification as “autistic” and awareness of the neurodiversity movement were associated with viewing autism as a positive identity that needs no cure…only necessary supports to build skills and mitigate challenges. This webinar will further discuss the survey’s findings, which will soon appear in the competitive journal, Developmental Psychology.