(Supported vs. Substitute Decision-Making) Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination - World Autism Awareness Day 2017
Introduction: Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, DPI
Excerpt from the film ‘Swim Team’
Moderator: Lee Hawkins, Journalist, The Wall Street Journal
Prof. Theresia Degener, Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Prof. Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Zoe Gross, Director of Operations, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
The event was organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ecuador, Israel and Poland.