Hirsch Academy Speaker Series--Our Voices
The first of Hirsch Academy's conference series where Autistic advocates speak about Autism-to share their personal experiences, to share what Autism is and what it is not, and to articulate shining visions of what Autism can be.
It is time for us to listen...
*Landon Bryce* is the autistic creator of thAutcast.com, one of Babble.com's Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs for 2012. Over 20,000 autistic people, family members, and allies are part of the thAutcast community on Facebook. Landon wrote and illustrated the book *I Love Being My Own Autistic Self*, a gentle, upbeat introduction to neurodiversity (the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued). He has been a classroom teacher for twenty years and has a MS in education from Western Oregon University. Landon's book will be available for purchase at the conference.
Autistic scholar and advocate *Elizabeth J. (Ibby) Grace* holds a position as Assistant Professor of Education at National Louis University where she teaches special education assessment and math pedagogy as well as doctoral courses in disability studies and research. Founder of the Chicago Chapter of Autistic Self Advocacy Network, she blogs at www.tinygracenotes.com, and her writing can also be found at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism and the online open access journal i.e.: inquiry in education, on which she is an editor. Ibby wrote a chapter on Autistic Culture for Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking and has written a chapter on her own schooling for the book Both Sides of the Table: Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability coming out this Spring. Ibby's book will be available for purchase at the conference.
*Brenda Rothman* is a writer and public speaker with a background in health law and rhetoric. Her son, Jack, was diagnosed with autism in 2007. Brenda blogs at Mama be Good, mamabegood.blogspot.com. Her essays have been featured by Huffington Post, Parenting.com, BlogHer, and Mamapedia. Brenda has been interviewed by Atlanta Parent magazine, The Lime magazine, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. She has advocated for autism support in front of legislators, professionals, and educators. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.
This conference is intended to bring parents, professionals and the community together. Please join us!
The Frazer Center (View)
1815 S Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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