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Thursday, December 1 • 10:20am - 11:10am
I'd have my own train; Conversations on Advocacy, [through] Communication, and Inclusion LIMITED

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This presentation highlights the ways that students with autism who type to communicate position themselves and each other as ???advocates?? in dialogue with one another and the researcher as a collaborative inquiry group. Together, the group spent time constructing, engaging in, and even complicating individual and collective acts of advocacy (actions they often described as ???teaching??) through public self-representation, direct consultation, and art-making. To illustrate the different (sometimes conflicting) ways in which the overarching topic of advocacy emerged as part of this larger narrative inquiry, this presentation will highlight illustrative conversations and a culminating collaborative art project that, literally, made visible these individual and collective notions of advocacy. It will also elaborate on the practical implications of these students??? perspectives on advocacy and approach to crafting inclusive experiences through conversation and community building. 4) Identify ways to make space for student participation in constructing inclusive practice


Casey Woodfield

Hussman Institute for Autism
Casey Woodfield is currently an Associate Clinical Researcher at the Hussman Institute for Autism. She earned her Ph.D. in Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Teaching and Leadership department at Syracuse University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Foundations... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Wabash Cannonball 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103