[Athen] Thursday: Self-Advocacy for Survival: Disability Rights &
Mental Health in Higher Ed
Lydia X. Z. Brown
lydia at autistichoya.com
Tue Dec 15 11:06:47 PST 2020
Please join the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network for a panel of five
disabled advocates discussing undergrad and graduate students' access to
mental health support.
*Self-Advocacy for Survival: Disability Rights & Mental Health in Higher Ed*
Thursday, 17 December 2020, at 7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific
(registration is free)
We will provide ASL interpretation (with a CDI), CART captioning, and video
and audio-only connection options.
Students with cognitive, developmental, neurological, and learning
disabilities experience higher rates of mental health disabilities,
including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet most
universities do not provide meaningful, affordable, or long-term mental
health services. As a result, undergraduate and graduate students often
must advocate for campus-wide access and parity. In this panel, current and
recent students with disabilities will discuss their work to engage campus
partners and advocate for improvements.
- Elayne R. Otstot, BSPH, University of Texas at Arlington; Law Fellow,
Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, & Innovation at Loyola Law School
- Jess L. Cowing, PhD, College of William & Mary; MA, Cal State Long
Beach; BA, SUNY Oneonta
- Kenna M. Chic, BSFS, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign
Service; Law Fellow, Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, & Innovation
at Loyola Law School
- Natalia M. Rivera Morales, Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Languages and
Literatures, University of Pittsburgh; MA, Georgetown University, Walsh
School of Foreign Service; BA, Loyola University Maryland
- Finn Gardiner, MPP, Brandeis University, Heller School for Social
Policy & Management; BA, Tufts University; AS, City College of San Francisco
- Lydia X. Z. Brown, AWN Director of Policy, Advocacy, & External Affairs
Please note that after registering on EventBrite, you will also receive
instructions for receiving a Zoom link. AWN will host this event on Zoom as
well as livestream to Facebook.
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