Announcing the speakers for GRASP’s 16th Annual Event

Please join us for an evening in New York City to hear presentations from leading members of the Autism Community.


A close-up portrait photo of Jesse Saperstein.
A close-up portrait photo of Jesse Saperstein smiling at the camera.

Jesse Saperstein, renowned author and autism advocate, will be speaking about his experiences as the Media and Activities Liaison for the College Experience at the College of St Rose.

A portrait photo of Brian J Liston holding a pen and wearing a yellow collared shirt.
A portrait photo of Brian J Liston holding a pen and wearing a yellow collared shirt.

Brian J Liston, poet, autism advocate, and author of “Through Autistic Eyes,” will be speaking about how being a writer led him to create a community literacy project. 

A close-up photo of Emmanuel Frowner wearing a orange shirt and standing in a park.
A close-up photo of Emanuel Frowner wearing a orange shirt and standing in a park.

Emanuel Frowner, research assistant at the Seaver Center for Autism, blogger, and autism advocate will be speaking about how being both a minority and Autistic has shaped his life. 

A black and white photo of Nadya Gomez looking away from the camera. She has a slight smile and is wearing glasses.
A black and white photo of Nadya Gomez looking away from the camera. She has a slight smile and is wearing glasses.

Nadya Gomez, GRASP/Artemis NYC Women and Femmes’ Group facilitator, marketing professional and visual artist, will be speaking about the experience of running the group and the impact it’s had on her personal growth.

A portrait photo of Archie Brechin looking toward the camera and smiling slightly.
A photo of Archie Brechin looking toward the camera and smiling slightly.

Archie Brechin, foreign language educator & scholar, neurodiversity advocate, and social scientist, will be speaking about leveraging a special interest to create a vibrant and meaningful professional and social life. 

A photo of Amy Gravino at an event, wearing a red shirt, glasses, and smiling at the camera.
A photo of Amy Gravino at an event, wearing a red shirt, glasses, and smiling at the camera.

Amy Gravino, MA, CAS, speaker, college program consultant, blogger, and autism advocate will be speaking about her passion, autism and sexuality.

May 2nd, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm
1441 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10018 

Food and beverages will be served. Tickets are $100, additional contributions will be graciously accepted. Seating is limited. (Scholarships and reduced ticket prices are available; please contact us at info@grasp.org for information on how to RSVP.)

Or, to purchase tickets and make donations by mail, send to:
GRASP, 369 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017