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Autism Acceptance Month 2022 with Legislator & Autistic Self-Advocate Rep. Jessica Benham

Please join the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development as we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month 2022 with Representative Jessica Benham (D-PA), April 14th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, presenting “Overcoming Stigma, Not Autism: Why Being Autistic Makes Me a Good Legislator.”This virtual, free event is open to all and sponsored by the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and Duke POLIS: Center for Politics.

Rep. Benham, sworn into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last year, is one of only a handful of US politicians who self-disclose as autistic, and as a bisexual woman, one of the few LGBTQ women in politics. Before her election, Rep. Benham founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, a grassroots self-advocacy project run by autistic people. She is an advocate for the rights of autistic people, especially for increased access to individualized education for public school students, addressing healthcare access barriers, and opening doors to employment for neurodiverse individuals.

 Registration is required in advance.

Disability Pride Week

Next week is Disability Pride Week! Check out these great events hosted by the Duke Disability Alliance.

Email dukedisabilityalliance@duke.edu with questions.

2021 Autism Acceptance Month Speaker

The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development will be hosting Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, a global self-advocate, educator, and parent on the autism spectrum in April 2021 for Autism Acceptance Month.

Learn more about this event and register here.

Film Screening: Autism Goes to College

Neurodiversity Connections is excited to present a free screening of the documentary Autism Goes to College on Monday February, 3, 2020 from 7-9 pm at Griffith Theatre, Bryan Center.

The film goes inside college classrooms and dorms as five students on the autism spectrum and their college support teams (parents, providers and faculty members) share their stories and candid insights about their experiences.  Hear their stories of dreams, fears, failures and successes



A live Q&A panel will follow the screening.

Food will be provided.

Duke students, faculty and staff are invited!

Autism in Love film screening

We are thrilled to announce a free screening of the film Autism in Love, open to Duke students, faculty and staff. Please join us!