Three new videos highlight themes being discussed by the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory, a new working group (beginning Fall 2013) generated across departments and schools that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching by faculty and students. The Initiative is led by a group of faculty and students who are interested in the social, cultural, historical, political, and legal dimensions of disability in our world.
- A conversation between Ari Ne’eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and member of the President’s National Council on Disability, and Maria Town 09C, who currently works at the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (October 28, 2013).
- Ari Ne’eman delivers a talk on “Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure” (October 29, 2013).
- Walk a mile in my shoes? Maria Town hosts an informal discussion about disability advocacy and disability policy (October 30, 2013).