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Love in the Digital Age: Online Dating For Autistic Youth
February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join our unique Valentine’s Day Lunch & Learn workshop hosted by the Family Peer Mentor program and the Foundational Family Service Worker OAP program as we explore the intersection of autism and online dating.
In this engaging and interactive session, Dr. Martino is going to talk about online dating, share stories, tips, resources and strategies for
keeping safe and having fun.
Dr. Alan Santinele Martino (he/him) is Assistant Professor in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies program in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. His main research interests are in critical disability studies, gender and sexualities, and qualitative and community-based research (particularly using participatory and inclusive research methodologies). His work has been published in multiple journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Canadian Disability Studies Journal, and Culture, Health and Sexuality, as well as edited volumes on disability and/or sexualities studies.
This workshop is for Autistic youth (up to 18 years old) and caregivers.