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2017 State System Summit

Session 28

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Neurodiversity and People of Color: Intersection of Identity

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM

This discussion of identity intersection will cover how people of color and those affected by neurodiverse conditions are affected in the education field. By discussing the intricacies of neurodiversity and how it affects non-white people, we can better understand how education access can pose a challenge in a world dominated by white, neurotypical scholars and educators. The speaker will also discuss how this affects her outlook on her educational career path, and how we can all move towards providing the best quality education to all.


Grazia Kaminstein, WCU Student Volunteer


Ms. Samantha Walsh, Undergraduate Student at West Chester University
Samantha Walsh is a special education and English dual-major at West Chester University. Over the years, she has participated in activism-based events, such as the Women's March on Washington and worked for PennEnvironment as a canvasser and field manager during the election season. She works as a part-time aide in Autism Support classrooms when home, and enjoys discussing and analyzing topics of education and other relevant topics of today's world.