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"Overcoming Stigma, Not Autism: Why Being Autistic Makes Me a Good Legislator"


Rep. Jessica Benham (D-PA)

Please join us on April 14 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern as we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month 2022 with Representative Jessica Benham (D-PA). 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. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE LINK PROVIDED.


Diversity/Inclusion, Lecture/Talk, Politics, Webcast