Autism acceptance focus of free Lakeland virtual event
Lakeland University will present a virtual program entitled Autism Acceptance: Moving from Awareness to Inclusion and Belonging on Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.
Register for a Zoom link to the hour-long event at Lakeland.edu/autism. This event is co-sponsored by Lakeland’s CRU, Justice and Equity Committee and Ulrich Center for Faith, Ethics and Justice.
This 60-minute session will discuss the basics of what autism acceptance looks like in practice. The two speakers, Lakeland student Connor Siemers and local autism specialist Allie Tasche, will explore aspects of neurodiversity and the paradigm shift behind the neurodiversity movement.
Participants will hear about life experiences from the perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum, highlighting the variability of social, communication, sensory and information processing/styles. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of autism and ways we can encourage inclusion and belonging in our schools and communities.
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