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June 8, 2018

Adelphi Ph.D. candidate speaks at the United Nations on World Autism Awareness Day

After Dena Gassner was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as an adult, she became an activist traveling worldwide to promote awareness and acceptance. Now a Ph.D. candidate in social work, she was a panelist at the United Nations in April, where she represented the needs of women and girls with the disorder. In May, she chaired a group discussion at the International Society for Autism Research conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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