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Understanding the Intersection of Reproductive Rights and Disability Rights: Unpacking the Topics

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Changes in how laws and governments have authority and power over bodily autonomy were brought to the forefront with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. The ripples of this decision will continue to be felt far and wide. What will the impact be on disabled people, whose bodies, privacy, and autonomy have been subject to scrutiny for generations?

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade, discussions about government control of healthcare access and the rights of disabled people should be front and center.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understanding of this issue and how it connects to disability rights.  
  • Discuss what is next and what are the wide-ranging implications of this decision.
  • Discuss on the ground advocacy.
  • Discuss the future of reproductive rights and disability rights.

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Webinar Speakers

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Dena L. Gassner, LMSW

Dena is an appointed member to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) providing recommendations to the office of the White House regarding autism research funding. She is the co-chair of the Autistic Researcher Committee (ARC) for the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). She is also a member of the Autism Intervention Research Network in Physical Health (AIR-P) and is a member of the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality and Healthcare Node. As an autistic woman, she seeks to live a life of authenticity.


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Morrigan Hunter, MA, MSW

Morrigan (they/them) is an Autistic social worker whose focus is on making systems changes to address violence against the disability community. Much of their work centers on raising awareness of the ways in which systemic oppression contributes to the loss of autonomy of disabled people and people with disabilities, particularly individuals who experience multiple forms of oppression.


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Oluwatobi Odugunwa

Oluwatobi (they/them) is an autistic and chronically ill advocate for disability and racial justice and LGBTQ rights. Their academic expertise is in intersectionality and health justice as well as gender and sexuality. Oluwatobi is the Program Coordinator at the Autistic People of Color Fund and is involved with local social justice organizations. They currently work as DEI consultant at a publishing company.


November 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm