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INSAR Institute 2021: Autism and Intersectionality


June 17 - July 21

Registration Now Open!

The 2021 six-week webinar series will focus on understanding autism research and autistic people’s experiences across multiple identities and groups (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, culture, poverty).

Each presentation will consider autism research and autistic experiences from an intersectional perspective. Presentations will be followed by Q&A with the expert presenter(s).

Seminars are designed for students, post-doctoral fellows, early-career investigators, families, service providers and people with autism and their families.

Registration is free and available worldwide to those interested in autism research.


*All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Thursday, June 17th, 2:00 PM
The Role of Culture on Autism Diagnosis and Treatment
Presenter: Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige

Thursday, June 24th, 6:00 PM
Central Elements between Intersectionality, Autism & Gender: The Research in 2021
Presenters: Wenn Lawson and Jac Den Houting

Thursday, July 1st, 6:00 PM
Autism and Sexuality
Presenters: Mark Stokes with Kirsten Greaves-Lorde

Thursday, July 8th, 2:00 PM
Autism & Under-Resourced Communities: Opportunities for Change
Presenters: Aubyn Stahmer and Vanessa Avila-Pons

Thursday, July 15th, 10:00 AM
Autism & Race: Engaging Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities in Autism Research
Presenters: Sarah Dababnah, Yetta Myrick, and Charina Reyes

Thursday, July 22nd, 2:00 PM
Autism & Neurodiversity: Intersectionality and Social Justice
Presenter: Steven Kapp and TC Waisman with Christina Nicolaidis

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