Autism: A Conversation with Carly Danesh-Jones (Ryan Dowd Webinar)

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Autism: A Conversation with Carly Danesh-Jones (Ryan Dowd Webinar)

February 8 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

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About the Guest:

Carly Danesh-Jones is an autistic woman and advocate, shaping policy and practice related to autistic women and girls since 2008.

Over the last 15 years, Carly’s books, films and advocacy campaigned for greater acceptance, equality of diagnosis, education and safeguarding of autistic women globally. She was the first British autistic women to address the UN on rights in 2014. In 2021, her book, Safeguarding Autistic Girls, was distributed to all UK police forces to use.

Carly was awarded an MBE for her services to the autistic community in 2017 and recognized with a honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 2022.

During the interview, Carly will share her experience of how homelessness and autism intersect after previously being homeless as a teenage mother.

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