Finn Gardiner is the Boston Community Coordinator of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and is an incoming Master of Public Policy student at the Heller School at Brandeis University. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Disability Advisory Committee and the Human Services Research Institute’s Board of Directors. He has presented on intersectional disability justice at the White House's LGBTQ Disability Forum, the United Nations’ Autism and Ageing Symposium, and the Autism National Committee's annual conference. Most recently, Finn was the Barbara Wilensky Gopen Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s Institute on Community Inclusion, where he spearheaded a yearlong pilot of a peer mentorship program for autistic adults.


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Charles Kinsey's Story Is About Race. It's Also About Ableism.

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Disability is an incredibly salient and important part of this story, particularly in the reporting – portraying Kinsey as a hero simply for working around disabled people, or framing the situation as horrifying because it involved a disabled person, as though we are innocent from reality.