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DJ Savarese’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018 | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Thank you for this award.

I’m grateful to be among us tonight.  I’m grateful we are gathered here tonight to celebrate our people. It’s not often that so many of us are able to gather together in the same room to celebrate our neurodiversity, but when we do there’s always hope, kindness, courage and generosity of spirit.

My life has been an amazing journey of opportunity.  And I show some of that journey in my film Deej, Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery, not to glorify myself but to show the world what is possible, to disrupt misperceptions about us, and to paint a portrait of interdependence.

It’s my way of giving back for all the chances I’ve been given.

Source: DJ Savarese’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018 | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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