2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6020 ASD: Roles of Allies and Advocates

This course facilitates the in-depth exploration of autism advocacy. A historical view the perception of disability and treatment of people with disabilities provides the context for the urgency of advocacy. The changing landscape of autism advocacy is explored, critically examining the evolving roles of allies, advocates and self-advocates. The voice of autistics is central to this course and in leading the advocacy movement, identifying an advocacy agenda, and determining the role of advocates and allies.