Authoring Autism: A Conversation about Identity
Reception at 5:15 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm
What if autism is an identity, not an impairment? In Authoring Autism, scholar and activist Melanie Yergeau explores the concept of neuroqueerness, making the case that autism represents a distinct identity, and that autistics are the best-equipped to define themselves and their experience.
An autistic academic, Dr. Yergeau is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. Authoring Autism may be purchased here. Books will not be available for purchase at the event.
The on campus event will take place at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, 119 W. 31st Street, Room 407, New York City (map).
This event is co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies; CUNY Disability Scholars; the Columbia University Seminar in Disability, Culture & Society; the Futures Initiative; the CUNY Graduate Center Program in Music; and the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education.
September 26, 2018
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
School of Professional Studies
119 W. 31st Street