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Recordings Available for “Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM: A National Leadership Summit”

Posted by on Thursday, June 29, 2023 in News.

In July 2023, the National Academies of Sciences’ Keck Center in Washington D.C. hosted the hybrid “Disrupting Ableism and Advancing STEM: A National Leadership Summit”

A host of panels and presentations discussed issues related to accessibility and inclusivity in STEM workplaces for disabled individuals. Dave Caudel, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation Deputy Director was in attendance, both moderating discussions and sitting on the advisory committee.

From the National Academies Website: “With asset-based and intersectional approaches to understanding the experiences of persons with disabilities across STEM workplaces, the agenda included discussions of disability identity, workplace ecosystems, systemic institutional barriers limiting career advancement, and access and inclusion practices and policies that support and advance persons with disabilities in the STEM.”

Recordings of the summit are now available online, with July 5th recordings available here, and the July 7th recordings available here.

FCAI Deputy Director, pictured above at a different event, say on the advisory board for the summit and moderated several discussions.