I Came, I Saw, I Wrote: Today’s Autistic Creators

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I Came, I Saw, I Wrote: Today’s Autistic Creators

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, 1 p.m.

What do you think of the disabled and autistic characters currently in books, movies and television? Accurate portrayals? Good enough stories?

For answers to these questions and more, Alec Frazier, an autistic 34-year-old resident of Takoma Park, Maryland, and disability rights advocate will answer a set of questions about his points of view on autistic creativity and the status of disability inclusion in the arts today.

A disability rights advocate since he was eight years old, Alec is the director of his own firm, Autistic Reality, and is the copyrighted author of two books, Without Fear: The First Autistic Superhero and Veni! Vidi! Autism!. He is a pop culture critic for Flickering Myth and Starburst Magazine. For his work at Autistic Reality, Alec does editing work, public speaking, lobbying, peer advocacy, photography and publicity, as well as many other forms of advocacy, and is very involved in these matters with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Legacy Committee. Alec has spoken on Capitol Hill, has mentored for the summer internship class of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), has gotten major legislation passed, has appeared and spoken at multiple conferences and conventions, including New York Comic Con, and regularly meets with leaders in the federal government and private sector. Alec is also a proud inductee into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Alec has a bachelor’s in political science, and a master’s in disability studies, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Alec’s Twitter handle is @AutisticReality. Both his firm, Autistic Reality and his entertainment work, Veni, Vidi, Autism have pages on Facebook. He is on Blogger as Autistic Reality, where he has advocacy and personal blog under that name, as well as a pop culture blog entitled Veni! Vidi! Autism!: A Pop Culture Blog of Autistic Reality. His website is www.nothingaboutuswithoutus.net. He is also on LinkedIn and Instagram. Alec is on Flickr as Autistic Reality. He is the host of the Autistic Reality Podcast, which you can find on SoundCloud and iTunes. You can also find audiovisual content from Alec on YouTube.

Register to watch via Zoom Webinar, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Or, watch through Facebook Live via the DCPL Facebook Page.

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Add to Calendar 18-11-2020 13:00:00 18-11-2020 14:00:00 I Came, I Saw, I Wrote: Today’s Autistic Creators What do you think of the disabled and autistic characters currently in books, movies and television? Accurate portrayals? Good enough stories? For answers to these questions and more, Alec Frazier, an autistic 34-year-old resident of Takoma Park, Maryland, and disability rights advocate will answer a set of questions about his points of view on autistic creativity and the status of disability inclusion in the arts today. A disability rights advocate since he was eight years old, Alec is the director of his own firm, Autistic Reality, and is the copyrighted author of two books, Without Fear: The First Autistic Superhero and Veni! Vidi! Autism!. He is a pop culture critic for Flickering Myth and Starburst Magazine. For his work at Autistic Reality, Alec does editing work, public speaking, lobbying, peer advocacy, photography and publicity, as well as many other forms of advocacy, and is very involved in these matters with the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Legacy Committee. Alec has spoken on Capitol Hill, has mentored for the summer internship class of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), has gotten major legislation passed, has appeared and spoken at multiple conferences and conventions, including New York Comic Con, and regularly meets with leaders in the federal government and private sector. Alec is also a proud inductee into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Alec has a bachelor’s in political science, and a master’s in disability studies, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Alec’s Twitter handle is @AutisticReality. Both his firm, Autistic Reality and his entertainment work, Veni, Vidi, Autism have pages on Facebook. He is on Blogger as Autistic Reality, where he has advocacy and personal blog under that name, as well as a pop culture blog entitled Veni! Vidi! Autism!: A Pop Culture Blog of Autistic Reality. His website is www.nothingaboutuswithoutus.net. He is also on LinkedIn and Instagram. Alec is on Flickr as Autistic Reality. He is the host of the Autistic Reality Podcast, which you can find on SoundCloud and iTunes. You can also find audiovisual content from Alec on YouTube. Register to watch via Zoom Webinar, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Or, watch through Facebook Live via the DCPL Facebook Page. Zoom software (“Zoom”) is provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an entity separate and apart from the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL).  Zoom is not provided by nor maintained by DCPL.  DCPL makes no guarantee of any kind regarding the use of Zoom.  You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using Zoom, and you assume all risks associated with its use, including but not limited to the risk of hacking, privacy invasion, interruptions, and exposure to content you deem inappropriate from attendees or hackers.  DCPL is not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from the use of Zoom. Visit Zoom.us to learn more about Zoom’s privacy and security. false DD/MM/YYYY