Presuming Competence: Every Behavior as a Form of Communication

Monday, July 23
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Chris Jorwic will present about his lobbying experience at the state level alongside his sister Nicole. Chris will also discuss his experiences using augmentative communication to get those in state and local governments to see beyond his autism diagnosis and inability to use his voice to speak. Chris will discuss the importance of being at the table when important decisions are being made with the facts and figures that will keep you part of the conversation.

For more, see Chris' blog: https://christopherjorwic.wordpress.com/

Nicole Jorwic

Director of Rights Policy
The Arc of the United States

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Christopher Jorwic

Self Advocate
Jorwic Family

Chris Jorwic is 28 and has autism. He has been presenting to school districts, at conferences and worked with local media to ensure the voices of all people with disabilities are heard. Chris presents on the importance of seeing beyond someone’s disability. Chris also discuss his experiences using augmentative communication to get those in state and local governments to see beyond his autism diagnosis and inability to use his voice to speak. 

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