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Examining Our Roots: History of the Neurodiversity Movement, AuSM Skillshop presented by Ira Eidle
The neurodiversity movement has existed for roughly thirty years. Much of that history is not well known by many people. There is a lot to discuss when it comes to the movement’s history, and how it compares to other disability sub-movements as well as the greater disability rights movement. It is still a young movement, although lots of progress has been made since it started. This panel will go over the different eras thus far of the movement, highlight key moments, and discuss the strengths as well as the shortcomings of the neurodiversity movement.
About the Presenter:Ira Eidle (he/him) is autistic and lives in Decatur, GA. He is the curator and webmaster of Autistic Archive, a website that aims to preserve and document the neurodiversity movement’s history. Ira has participated in Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s Autism Campus Inclusion Leadership Academy and moderated a panel on Neurodiversity and Fandoms at DragonCon. He also works part-time at Georgia Aquarium as an exhibit interpreter. Ira holds a Bachelor’s of the Arts Degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University.