September Autism Conversation

Autism Conversation: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure of Diagnosis

Presented by: Joe Link
When: Thursday, September 10th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Envision (3030 W. Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211)
Please RSVP to Carole at

Joe Link is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Special Education Program at the University of Cincinnati. Joe also co-facilitates the Adult Autism Support Group and serves as a life coach for adolescents and adults through Autism Personal Coach. Joe has coordinated Marjorie Book Continuing Education, an inclusive grassroots organization that brings teenagers and adults with and without disabilities together, for 23 years.

Joe will discuss self-advocacy as it relates to employment, higher education, independent living and transportation. What strategies can we employ to help others improve their public speaking, their openness to ask for help, and their willingness to take initiative? In what ways can characteristics of the autism spectrum both help and hinder adolescents and adults’ ability to advocate for themselves? When should a person disclose their disability to potential schools and employers?

Autism Conversations are meant to increase knowledge and stimulate dialogue on topics of interest. All speakers will discuss the identified topic from 6:00-7:30pm, and from 7:30-8:00pm, parents and professionals will be encouraged to network and all speakers will be available to answer questions. Please check Facebook or WLWT Channel 5 for closing information. If you have any questions about the Autism Conversations, please contact Amie Duncan at

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