DJ Savarese

DJ Savarese

Year
2017
Location
Iowa City, IA

DJ Savarese will share tools to promote self-determined, inclusive lives for nonspeaking autistics and community workshops designed to shift public misconceptions about nonspeaking people.

Savarese is a writer, nonspeaking self-advocate, and a 2016 ASAN Scholar Fellow. Co-producer and writer of the documentary film Deej: Inclusion Shouldn’t Be a Lottery, he is a published author and a national social activist working to make literacy-based education and communication a given for all nonspeaking people. Savarese graduated from Oberlin College in May 2017 with a double major in anthropology and creative writing.