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Wed, Apr 03


Alumni House at Adelphi University

University Spotlight on Autistic Adults for Autism Acceptance Month

The objective of this panel featuring Jesse Saperstein, Jordan Boyatt, and Sean Culkin is to hear the first-person perspectives of people who are neurodiverse about their college experiences. This panel is meant to educate on the spectrum and how we as a society can be more inclusive.

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University Spotlight on Autistic Adults for Autism Acceptance Month
University Spotlight on Autistic Adults for Autism Acceptance Month

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Alumni House at Adelphi University, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530, USA

About the Event

We will discuss in part…

Creating Inclusive Campus Communities

Panelists will discuss what would have helped them when

they were at university included but not limited too sensory

considerations and support services

Mental Health and Wellness

Building a Bigger Box: Careers Outside of STEM


Sean Culkin

Sean is an autism self advocate and an

alumni of Adelphi University. After being

diagnosed as autistic at 2 years old, the

BRIDGES to Adelphi program helped shape

Sean into an advocate that push for sensory

inclusion worldwide. Today, Sean works for

KultureCity, a nonprofit dedicated to making

the world more inclusive for those with

invisible disabilities. He has been a part of

the organization for 5 years and helps trains

police, fire, EMTs, libraries, concert venues,

restaurants, hospitals, and many more on

how to accommodate those with disabilities.

Jordan Boyatt

Jordan is a theatre major studying

acting at Adelphi University. She is

also a member of a Brooklyn

Neurodiverse Theatre Company

called Epic Players and will be

performing a show of the musical Into

The Woods from June 8th to June

18th. Although 24, she classifies

herself as an age-neutral individual

and loves infecting others with her

positive and spontaneous energy.

Jesse A. Saperstein

Jesse A. Saperstein is a 42 year old man on the

autism spectrum who was coincidentally born on

April 2nd (a.k.a. World Autism Awareness Day.

He is the author of two books titled, "Atypical" and

"Getting a Life with Asperger's" that were

published in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Jesse

has made strides in society working with the

national and headquarters of the American Red

Cross and was the catalyst for a 2020 episode of

the Dr. Phil Show that saved the life of his friend,

David Elmore Smith. Jesse hopes to create a

federal law protecting victims of Sextortion from

unnecessary punishment to avoid the chances of

suicide. He lives in Albany, NY and serves as the

Media and Activities Liaison for the College

Experience under the direction of Living


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