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Lindsey Nebeker

Lindsey is a musician, photographer, and disability rights advocate. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and received her autism diagnosis at age Two. For over a decade, Lindsey has been an outspoken advocate for the sexual rights of people with disabilities. Also, as a sibling to an autistic adult with…

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Brigid Rankowski

Brigid Rankowski is a disability advocate and performer located in Maine. She works with the Maine Teaching Artist Leadership Initiative to help teachers and professionals learn how to better educate those students with disabilities by using different artistic methods. She also is the head of the education committee for the…

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Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

Morenike is a mom, community advocate and writer. As an autistic woman of color in a multicultural and neuro-atypical family, Morénike is heavily involved in various social justice activism endeavors including HIV-related activism, disability rights, research, gender and racial justice and promoting acceptance, inclusion and neurodiversity. She considers her family,…

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Liane Holliday Willey

Liane Holliday Willey, holds a Doctorate of Education with a specialty in psycholinguistics and learning style differences. Liane is a Professor and internationally-renowned author, autism educator and keynote speaker on ​autism spectrum challenges and supports. Whether she is talking to large groups, leading a small group seminar, writing a book, or serving on…

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Julia Bascom

Julia Bascom serves as Executive Director at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Previously, she did state-level work in her home state of New Hampshire, where she served on the DD council and co-led an inter-agency team to revitalize self-advocacy within the state, in addition to her work with ASAN. Julia edited Loud…

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Sharon daVanport

Sharon daVanport is the founder and Executive Director of Autism Women’s Network.   As an Activist for disabled women, she is involved in a wide range of policy issues affecting people with disabilities, including employment, parenting rights, and health care. Ms. daVanport is an Autistic woman living with additional physical…

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Audrey Cappell

Audrey is a passionate artist, writer and women’s rights activist. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount Manhattan College. Audrey is President and Founder of Foundation for a Just Society, whose vision is to live in a world without discrimination where people are equally valued regardless of race,…

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