magining Intersectional Access: Integrating the Principles of Disability Rights and Disability Justice Movements into Higher Education

Author: wils1627@umn.edu

Jay Wilson has a Master of Social Work from St. Catherine University and a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He currently works as a Student Access Consultant specializing in Assistive Technology at the Disability Resource Center at the University of Minnesota. Jay serves as Co-Chair for the University of Minnesota Transgender Advisory and Action Team and on the Critical Disability Studies Collaborative Leadership Team. Jay's professional background includes 2 years providing individual advocacy and information and referral services at a Center for Independent Living, 2 years in interfaith chaplaincy and clinical social work with people with disabilities living in poverty, and 4 years specializing in disability community resources as a Data Management Specialist for MinnesotaHelp.info. Jay co-founded and volunteers in leadership with the Metro Minnesota ADAPT Chapter. Jay identifies as white, autistic and neurodivergent, physically disabled, diabetic for 29 years, transgender, genderqueer, and queer. Jay has presented to a wide variety of audiences about topics of disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional justice, including the national conferences of AHEAD in 2015, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the Transforming Feminisms Conference at the State University of New York, A Ramp Is Not Enough: Religion and Disability Conference at...