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August 5, 2022 @ 1:00 - 1:50pm (Central Time)

American Psychological Association Division 33: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder
If you're going to the @APA  Convention in Minneapolis on August 4-6, mark your calendar to check out Division 33 Early Career Professionals Mentoring Event. Promoting Inclusivity in Research and Practice in IDD/ASD. APA Division 33 Early Career Professionals Mentoring Event co-hosted by the Division's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee. Mentoring topics will include: community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches, inclusivity of underrepresented populations in research, and intersectional perspectives in IDD/ASD research, including experiences from neurodivergent researchers.  Join us at APA! Friday, August 5 at 1 to 1:15PM. Questions? Contact Division 33 ECP Committe Chair, Sasha Zeedyk:

June 29, 2022 @ 12:00 - 17:10pm (British Standard Time)

April 19th, 2022 @ 3:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern Time)

Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) Presents Autism Acceptance Month Double Webinar

12-1pm PT / 3- 4pm ET: The Intersection of Autism, Health, Poverty and Racial Equity

  • Presented by Kristy Anderson, PhD, Scientist, AJ Drexel Autism Institute and Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS, Director, Policy and Analytics Center, AJ Drexel Autism Institute AIR-P Node Leader, Health Systems and Services.

  • This presentation will outline findings from our recent National Autism Indicators Report about health and healthcare at the intersections of autism, poverty, and race and ethnicity. Using intersectionality as a conceptual lens, this report leverages population level data to provide a more nuanced description of disparate health and healthcare outcomes among autistic children.

1-2pm PT / 4-5pm ET: Why Studying Puberty in Autism Research Matters

  • Presented by Jenny Mai Phan, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center

  • This webinar will detail current state of research on puberty and autism. Dr. Phan discusses strategies for studying puberty in autism research and how to address current gaps within developmental science.

February 24th, 2022 @ 1:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern Time)

Scientist Action and Advocacy Network presents: Researching Neurodiversity: Bridging the Gap between Researcher and Community. Panel members include Robin Roscigno, Syreeta Nolan, Jenny Mai Phan, Heini Natri, and Nick Fears.

The Scientist Action & Advocacy Network (ScAAN) is hosting a virtual panel with the goal of bringing together experts in a range of disciplines that do important work with and for the neurodivergent–particularly autistic–community.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ableism & eugenics in current scientific research and public health policy

  • The importance of collective, first-hand experience and wisdom in scientific knowledge-building

  • Community-Based Participatory Research and what that can look like in neuroscience & psychology

  • Shifting neurodevelopmental research from its ableist and eugenicist foundations to frameworks

that directly address the true needs and interests of the disabled community

January 20-21, 2022 @ 3:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern Time)

This two-day workshop hosted by the National Science Policy Network DEI Committee is proud to have Andrew Fang and Katharine Mach discuss their respective areas of expertise on environmental justice science and policies. Adriana Bankston will be teaching attendees how to write science-policy position papers or op-eds.

Environmental justice topics include:

  • Displacement, especially of BIPOC, low-income, LGBTQ communities (i.e. what it does to housing and education availability and accessibility)

  • Consequences to public health (i.e. exposure to toxic chemicals, mental health)

  • How policies can widen the disparity gaps in marginalized communities (i.e. policies being implemented from a privileged lens, failure to provide proper aid/distribute funds appropriately)

  • Food security (i.e. how these disasters change landscapes)