Global News Bulletin

Global News Bulletin: 1st Women’s Meet-up at INSAR 2019

May 11, 2019 Spectrum Women

We did it!  The first known INSAR meet-up of 8 autistic women was held May 2 at the hotel room shared by Spectrum Women Magazine (SWM) Correspondent Christine Jenkins and Dori Zener.  There were several more invited who didn’t make it.  We had representatives from three Canadian provinces, the US and the UK.   Women made up the greater part of the largest contingent of autistics ever at INSAR thanks to a new lower registration fee.  I sold 6 copies of Spectrum Women (one to Nirit, a researcher from Israel) and I hope many new friendships were formed. ~ Christine   […]

Life Through the Lens of Autism

Life Through the Lens of Autism: The Growing Pains of a Comfort Zone

May 11, 2019 Spectrum Women

by Lisa Morgan I recently spent a few days at a conference where I had the opportunity to share my story with an audience of about 60 people.  I was not only telling about my lived experience with suicide loss as an autistic adult, I was also advocating for crisis supports for the autism community.  I wanted to do this, knowing ahead of time that nothing good is ever easy. Attending the conference required me to travel about 2/3 across the continental US, present a Thought Leader speech for an hour, be exposed to many types of social situations, and […]

Autism April

VIDEO: NIMH Special Event – A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs

May 7, 2019 Spectrum Women

browser does not support iframe Run Time Approx 1 hour 40 minutes Event source page https://iacc.hhs.gov/meetings/autism-events/2019/april23/spectrum-women.shtml The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month, A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs. We will be hosting a Panel Presentation featuring three authors of the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, Barb Cook, Liane Holliday-Willey, Ed.D., and Dena Gassner, M.S.W. The panel will also include Jennifer O’Toole, author of Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on […]