Gyasi Burks-Abbott is a writer, speaker, and autism self-advocate who has shared his experiences living with autism at various conferences, both domestically and abroad. He has also served on the boards of many autism organizations. During the 2018-19 academic year, Gyasi was a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital where he had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and advocate for the successful reauthorization of the Autism CARES Act. During the 2019-20 academic year, Gyasi was a Gopen Fellow at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston where, as an independent project, he created a website of autism in adulthood resources (https://autismadulthood.net/). Currently, Gyasi is an advisor to the Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts and a member of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. He lives in Bedford, Massachusetts.