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Topic: Morenike Giwa Onaiwu, Author & Activist

Our guest tomorrow is Morénike Giwa Onaiwu whose name means “Cherished One” in her family’s native language. Morénike describes herself as a “disabled non-binary woman of color and the proud daughter of immigrants who came to America from Africa and ended up staying here in the US permanently.” Morénike is a college professor by day and a mom/writer/ and activist with autism.  Morénike served on the board of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) as well as the Autistic Women & Non-binary Network (AWN, previously Autism Women’s Network).  She is a Humanities Scholar at Rice University and Co-chair of the NIH-funded Women’s HIV Research Collaborative. 

Join us for a fresh, diverse and deeply personal chat with a woman of considerable passion and accomplishment.

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Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism‘ is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist Dr. Michael Romas as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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