Julia Bascom

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Julia Bascom

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

“To me, mentoring is a basic obligation I have–the people who mentored me in self-advocacy were institution survivors who expected me to use my freedom to pass it on. They taught me that mentoring means building the resiliency, capacity, and diversity of our movement and our community. No one can do this work on their own. We are building a better future, and we need all kinds of builders.”

We are proud to induct Julia Bascom into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Julia Bascom serves as Executive Director at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Previously, she did state-level work in her home state of New Hampshire, where she served on the DD council and co-led an inter-agency team to revitalize self-advocacy within the state, in addition to her work with ASAN. Julia edited Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking, an anthology of writings by autistic people, and currently serves on the Disability Equality Index advisory board, the Centene National Disability Advisory Council, the advisory board of Felicity House, and the boards of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Allies For Independence, and the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports.