17. Self-Advocacy Panel

Self-advocates will provide an overview of self-advocacy, including the history of self-advocate movements created by people with intellectual disabilities. The presenters will discuss past and current uses of the term “self-advocate” and will describe a variety of activities that can fall under the umbrella term. The presenters will discuss their experience with forming and leading a self-advocacy group for autistic adults and youth and will offer suggestions for others interested in joining or forming a group.

Bev Harp, Autistics United KY (AUK) and Kentuckiana Autistic Spectrum Alliance (KASA) Members

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