Live fra FN i NY

Jeg ville ønske, at jeg kunne invitere dig med til New York. Så skulle vi nemlig tage til World Autism Awareness Day konferencen hos FN (og en helt masse andet). Men når vi nu ikke kan være der selv, er det jo smart at konferencen transmitteres live, så hele verden kan følge med.

Overskriften for konferencen er “Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity“. Det lyder godt, ik’?

Konferencen får kraftigt dansk islæt, da både Mogens Lykketoft og Thorkil Sonne (fra Specialisterne) taler.

Følg med her!

Eventet starter kl. 16 dansk tid fredag d. 1. april 2016 og du kan følge det via linket her: http://webtv.un.org/ .

Du kan også ‘deltage’ i arrangementet på Facebook og få flere opdateringer der.

Konferencen har udover de to nævnte herre mange spændende talere og paneldeltagere på programmet. Se bare her med min justering af tiden til DK-tid – og et par kommentarer:

16:00     Welcome and Opening

  • Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly
  • Keynote: Steve Silberman, author of Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (Denne bog har jeg stadig stående og glæder mig til at læse den.)

16:30     Substantive Programme Begins

  • Introduction by Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI

16:35     Inclusive Education (Goal 4)

  • Jackie Ceonzo, Executive Director, The Special Needs Activity Center (SNACK)
  • Dr. John Maina, Director of Program Research, Evaluation and Development, Boston Higashi School
  • Alexis Wineman, undergraduate student and Miss Montana 2012
  • Moderator: Deborah Blum, Principal Attorney, Deborah J. Blum, Esq.

16:55     Bridging the Inequality Gap (Goal 10)

  • Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism, Bangladesh
  • Adam Lieberman, Special Citizens Futures Unlimited (SCFU) resident, student
  • Molly Ola Pinney, Founder, Global Autism Project
  • Moderator: Kahraman Haliscelik, NY Correspondent, Turkish Radio and Television

17:15      Video

17:25      The Autism Advantage: Follow-up to Secretary-General’s 2015 Call to Action (Goal 8)

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • SAP SE
  • Thorkil Sonne, Founder, Specialisterne – yeah, DK igen!
  • Moderator: Vinita Singla, News Reporter, The New York Post

17:45     Accessible Communities (Goal 11)

  • Nipa Gandhi Bhuptani, Founder, Autism Support Network, Abu Dhabi
  • Kleo J. King, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, New York Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • Alex Plank, Founder, wrongplanet.net – tjek hjemmesiden og hans videoer. Dygtig ung mand!
  • Moderator: David Ariosto, Correspondent, Al Jazeera America

18:05     Partnerships for Change (Goal 17)

  • Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations
  • Jill Houghton, Executive Director, US Business Leadership Network
  • Ari Ne‘eman, President, Autism Self Advocacy Network (tjek også ASAN – Nothing about us without us!)
  • Jill Houghton, Executive Director, US Business Leadership Network

18:25     Closing Remarks

Så skal vi ikke bare lege at vi er i New York? Det gør jeg tit!

Specialist People Foundation / Specialisterne er med til at arrangere konferencen (og tak til Rasmus Dohn Sonne for at gøre mig opmærksom på den).

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