Disability on Campus and in Life

AASCENis taking a Spring Break in May but returns afresh on June 21 for a conversation with Paul Hippolitus, Director of the Disabled Students Program at UC Berkeley. Paul will speak on Disability Perspectives: What’s needed to compete in Life and Work and the new course he has developed  at UC Berkeley. Paul has served in the US Department of Labor and on the President’s Committee on the  Employment of People with Disabilities. Please join us for this important and informative discussion!

When: Sat June 21, 10am – Noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map   NOTE: The garage on 12th Street is open again! — with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays.

AASCEND’s Small Business Showcase was a great success, with presentations by a fine artist with work featured online at CB2.com, a computer tune-up master, a pet care expert, a piano tuner and jazz organist, a creator and Etsy.com seller of art and jewelry, and two experienced handymen — all on the autism spectrum.

The film Too Sane for This World, featuring many AASCEND members, is now available to stream online at Amazon and (the less expensive) Cinema Libre. The film received this positive review in the UK.

In other news AASCEND received this lovely thank you for a recent presentation at San Francisco State University: