Media and conference presentations

ABC6's coverage of ASAN's protest against Autism Speaks

Click here to view ABC 6's online coverage of ASAN's protest against Autism Speaks on October 10, which was aired as one of the day's "Top Stories." Below is the ABC 6 video about the walk and protest that aired on the 6pm and 11pm news on October 10.

 


 

State Representative Ted Celeste's mailer
October 2010

Ohio State Representative Ted Celeste featured members of ASAN-Central Ohio as "real heroes" in 15,000 mailers sent out to his district. [PDF]

 


 

The Autism Puzzle, NBC4
Episode aired October 6, 2010

NBC4's Jerrod Smalley interviewed ASAN members Justin Rooney and Melanie Yergeau about autism and bullying.

 


 

Summer 2010 issue of Ology magazine

ASAN-Central Ohio/OSU's April 20 protest of Autism Speaks was chronicled in the summer 2010 issue of Ology magazine. The article, written by Deanna Pan and titled "Words / Apart," features interviews with Noranne Cochran and Melanie Yergeau, as well as photos of the event. [PDF]

 


 

The Autism Puzzle, NBC4
Episode aired June 23, 2010

As a continuation of the April episode (see below), Jerod Smalley of NBC4 interviewed several Autistic adults about their personal experiences, including ASAN-OSU members Justin Rooney, Jeffrey Strasser, and Melanie Yergeau.

 


 

The Autism Puzzle, NBC4
Episode aired April 21, 2010

Jerod Smalley of NBC4 interviewed several Autistic adults about their personal experiences, including ASAN-OSU members Justin Rooney, Jeffrey Strasser, and Melanie Yergeau.

 


 

2010 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
Columbus, Ohio

An outline of ASAN-Central Ohio/OSU's presentation (organized by Noranne Cochran, Melanie Yergeau, Justin Rooney, and Whitney Brooks) [PDF]


 

2010 Rhetoric Society of America Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Copy of presentation by Melanie Yergeau [HTML]

 


 

Article in The Lantern, April 29, 2009
"Autistic Students Self-represent" by Lauren Ludlow

The Ohio State student newspaper, The Lantern, interviewed ASAN members Melanie Yergeau and Benzion Chinn regarding ASAN's goals of changing social perceptions of autism and enabling self-advocacy. The article noted that the Ohio State ASAN chapter will be a source of information for students and faculty alike. [Link to article]

 


 

WOSU Interview, April 2009

Chris Purdy of WOSU interviewed ASAN members Dylan Bias and Melanie Yergeau about their experiences as autistic adults. Participants discussed Ohio State's Aspirations program as well as the formation of ASAN-OSU. [MP3 of interview, WOSU's Autism page]

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