September 11, 2021
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Opening Keynote: Disability to Possibility
Hari Srinivasan is a minimally speaking autistic student at UC Berkeley, Psychology major, Disability Studies minor, Phi Beta Kappa and Haas Scholar. He is a student journalist for the Daily Californian, student instructor for a class on autism, research assistant at the UC Berkeley Lab and was the first nonspeaking president of the student body, Autism: Spectrum At Cal. Hari is a Board member and Whistleblower Compliance Officer at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and on the Council of Autistic Advisors for the Autism Society of America. He also enjoys creative writing and poetry.
Disability as Possibility
Hari shares insights gathered through his personal experience of autism and discusses his research on the impact of labeling and expectations on life outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. He challenges professionals, educators, and providers to be game changers – adopting a growth mindset, an emphatic discipline, and an approach of ‘equity of access’ to support and guide students and youth with disabilities to create their own personal agency and long-term quality of life. Through that understanding and ability to see ‘disability as possibility’, opportunities are born from those possibilities so students and youth can take detours, challenge the sinkholes, pave new roads, and persevere.
- You are Not Alone! Empowering Families during Early Childhood
- Supporting Children who have Challenging Behaviors
- The Power of Positive Childhood Experiences
- Strategies for Helping Students Set Goals
- Empowering Families & Youth during the Transition to Adulthood
- Working without Losing Important Benefits
- Engaging Families & Youth in the Transition to Adult Healthcare
- Navigating Pre-Employment Transition Services