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“Ask Me About…” – Boston/Cambridge
April 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
As part of Autism Awareness Month, local disability rights advocates from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, New England Chapter (ASAN-NE) will be holding its first annual “Ask Me About” event at Brattle Square on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1-3pm.
In this event, ASAN-NE members encourage the public to ask questions about autism and how it affects their lives as autistic adults. We will answer questions about what autism means to us, how it affects us, how we have changed from childhood to adulthood, and many other topics. By answering questions, we aim to educate the public about autism in a transparent and open fashion. We will challenge stereotypes and dispel common misconceptions about autism by helping the public get to know autistic people.
All are welcome to attend
Please bring any handouts that you would like to distribute to the public, signs proclaiming your views, an open mind and a good attitude.
A possible theme of your posters could be: Ask Me About: my childhood meltdowns, what autism is like for me, if I ‘outgrew’ autism’, how I experience empathy, why I support neurodiversity, what neurodiversity is…
Please do not bring any chairs or tables. As per order of the Cambridge public works department, we will be required to remain standing while demonstrating. Please also avoid indemnifying any individuals or organizations specifically, as we would like to work together and not alienate anyone.
Rain date: Sunday, April 7. If it is too wet to go out, ASAN New England will decide and post on their website by 9 am.