Graduate student Laura Gilmour is a STEM researcher in the fields of autism and sexuality, as well as an autistic self-advocate. Here she talks about her early experiences of presenting posters and presenting at conferences. She offers lots of useful information about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to navigate challenging exchanges about your work. If you’re an autistic student looking for advice on attending academic conferences, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks, Laura, for this terrific insight!
You might also be interested in the video Autistic Self-Advocacy and STEM: A College Journey and the post Autistic Sensory Sensitivity on Campus: Part One, Introduction.
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