Events for January 2023
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How to Change the World: An Introduction to Public Policy and Disability
Have you ever wondered how to change the laws, or how disability policies are decided? Join AuSM’s Policy advocate and advocacy committee for an overview of the process to change laws, what are the nuances to disability advocacy, and how you can get involved and use your own voice. This session will be presentation, panel discussion and hands on learning opportunity. The committee will also offer a detailed overview of the coming sessions policy agenda.
Presenter: Jillian Nelson (Pronouns: she/her)
Jillian Nelson, Community Resource and Policy Advocate for the Autism Society of Minnesota, was diagnosed with autism as a young adult. With a degree in human services and a background in self-advocacy, she has dedicated her career to helping others with autism achieve their goals, advocating for system change, and spreading a message of education and autism acceptance. Nelson currently sits on The Governor’s Council for Developmental Disabilities. She also has worked in employment services, helping others with autism secure and retain appropriate, successful employment.