William & Mary

Ari Ne'eman Talk

Where does the disability rights movement come from? What are the controversies that have led us to the world we have today in disability policy? Ari Ne'eman, immediate past President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and an Obama Administration appointee on disability policy, will provide an overview of the last hundred years of disability rights advocacy, discussing how we got here, the United States' famous and infamous moments in how we have treated people with disabilities and the implications for resisting negative trends in disability policy under the new administration. Ari will also highlight the growing impact and importance of the neurodiversity and self-advocacy movements, seeking to change the way society approaches autism and other neurological disabilities, drawing on his decade of experience directing the nation's premier neurodiversity and autistic self advocacy organization. 
 
Ari will be speaking in Tucker 127A at 4:00pm on Sunday, Feb 5. Please contact JoEllen at jjblass@email.wm.edu for more information or to answer any questions!