Join us September 21 to find out about AASCEND‘s 20th(!) anniversary celebration and information about our upcoming picnic! News from Paul Nussbaum’s Pacific Crest Trail Expedition! We will also feature a panel looking at Resources for Spectrum Adults. The panel will include Nicole Bohn, Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability, Damien Chacona, Program Director for Public Awareness and Education at the People with Disabilities Foundation, and Porsche Bunton of the San Francisco Department of Human Resources, Access to City Employment (ACE) Program. The meeting will also feature a visit from British autism advocate and author Robyn Steward.
Robyn Steward is an autistic British broadcaster, author, researcher and autism advocate. Robyn has written 2 books: ” The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum” and ” The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods”, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Robyn will talk about her 3rd book which will be on the topic of self-employment for Autistic people.
When: Sat Sept 21, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St. SF, CA 94103 map
Parking is sometimes available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2.25/hr.
AASCEND member Ian Moura has begun a research project to examine autism employment programs from the perspective of the actual program users — autistic adults. Your input is vital and can help many people, whether or not you have participated in any employment programs. Please take the survey here, where you can also find information about relevant privacy protections.
Paul Nussbaum is back on the Pacific Crest Trail after a brief stop to jump northward to where he left off in 2018. His latest progress will be posted in the next few days, with regular updates thereafter, at expedition-autism.com.