April is Autism Awareness Month, a month for sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. In support of this worthy endeavor, we are
April is Autism Awareness Month, a month for sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. In support of this worthy endeavor, we are happy to provide a platform for Jeremy Farrell, an Autism Spectrum Disorder Advocate to give an online presentation titled Pathways to Autistic Empowerment: Open Communication and Self Advocacy.
As an autistic individual who has been on his own personal journey to feeling empowered and as a professional who has helped others on that journey, Jeremy has unique insight into how autistic empowerment is cultivated. Jeremy goes beyond the textbook “dos and don’ts” for working with or being an autistic individual. Instead, he provides actionable steps for those with and without Autism to take towards empowerment by focusing on open communication and self-advocacy.
Jeremy will use examples from his personal and professional life to provide a comprehensive understanding of the common barriers autistic individuals face in everyday life and how to break those barriers.
Jeremy K. Farrell is a passionate Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Advocate and a proud person on the spectrum himself. He has been working with children with developmental disabilities, specializing in autism, since the age of 15. Since graduating from Southern Connecticut State University, he has run social skills groups for teens and kids on the spectrum out of Western Connecticut Behavioral Health and worked with autism focused organizations to provide recreational resources to their clients. He also spent time working as a University Assistant for Southern Connecticut State University where he traveled the state of Connecticut as the Leader of Community Outreach and Recruitment for the Listening to Faces Speech and Language Autism research out of Yale’s Child Study Center.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794
Gunn Memorial LibraryPhone: (860) 868-7586