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Writer/Curator/Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project. Contributing Author to Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood, and Concepts of Normality by Wendy Lawson, and soon to be published Gravity Pulls You In. Writing my own book. Lecturer on autism and the media and parenting. Current graduate student Critical Disability Studies and most importantly, mother of Adam -- a new and emerging writer.

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” -- Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 

The Autism Acceptance Project Announces A New Partnership

We all know how stigma influences the hiring of autistic people. A lack of understanding about the nature of autism limits opportunities. This is an interesting article on how the way society thinks about autism, can be an obstacle. It is titled Letters: Autism Shouldn't Be A Roadblock to the Working World.

LinkUP is an employment service in Toronto for persons with disabilities. They have autistic clientele. TAAProject and LinkUP will work together to help employers come to understand and value autistic people in the workplace.

Our autistic speaker's bureau is growing and we are getting calls now to have autistic individuals speak to various organizations and schools. Now is the time to book your speaker. Keep checking the TAAProject website for a growing list of speakers. Our newest additions are Matthew Schuster from Queen's University and John Gelmon, a friend of TAAProject and our new copy editor. If you are autistic and you are interested in joining our Bureau, please contact us at 416-487-3600 or at www.taaproject.com.

We are also working on many other partnerships which will soon be announced.

2 Comments:

Blogger isles said...

This is terrific! You are doing wonderful, concretely helpful work.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Elissa said...

The partnership with LinkUP sounds great. I look forward to hearing more!

3:31 AM  

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