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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm London Time
10:30am - 12:00pm Los Angeles Time
1:30am - 3:00am Singapore Time

About the Panel:

In this panel, Autistic voices from Canada, the United States, and Costa Rica will talk about the reality of being autistic, smashing stereotypes and redefining how autism is perceived by others. Speakers will discuss gender bias, masking and how to empower autistic individuals so that they are no longer left out of the conversation and instead are given the respect and autonomy to control their own narrative. 
 
Please join us for this revealing panel that will explain why autistic individuals must be an integral part of any autism-event that claims to be advocating on our behalf.

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Hosted By:

 

Siena Castellon (Autistic/Dyslexic/Dyspraxic/ADHD She/Her)

UK / USA

Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, best-selling author, multi-award-winning neurodiversity advocate and former UN Leader for the SDGs.

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Panelists

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Ben Breaux (Autistic)

USA

 

Ben Breaux is a 22-year-old nonspeaking autistic with epilepsy from Northern VA. In addition to passions for writing and advocacy, Ben likes to say, "I love Math, Music and Cheese!" 

 

Ben has written many articles for numerous Autism and Disability Advocacy groups both in the US & worldwide,  and is a proud representative for his community on several advocacy boards and committees, both in the state of VA and nationally.

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---------------------------------------------------------------------Wanda K. Deschamps (Autistic)

Canada


Openly autistic founder and principal of Liberty Co, a consultancy which supports neurodiverse population participation in the workforce

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---------------------------------------------------------------------Carrie Hall (Autistic/ADHD/She/They)

USA

Senior Product Inclusion Specialist at SAP and  Founder/CEO of Autistic Women's Alliance, an autistic run 501(c3) non-profit organization.

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Grace Ogden-Parker (Autistic)

USA (West Coast)
 

Social Media Entrepreneur and Autistic Advocate

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Juan José Sibaja (Autistic)

Costa Rica

Scrum Master at Procter & Gamble

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---------------------------------------------------------------------Cheyenne Thornton (Autistic)

USA

Chair of Neuroclastic. Navy veteran and late-diagnosed autistic writer from New York. Currently completing her MFA in Writing and Producing for Television and creating a portfolio focused on gender, race and disability.

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