Meet our speaker - Jan Gawroński

Jan Gawroński

Jan Gawroński

Office of the Children's Ombudsman

Jan Gawroński

Office of the Children’s Ombudsman

BIO

Seventeen-year-old developing on the autism spectrum. Self-advocate, community activist, active in the Autism Team Foundation, the Citizens’ Initiative “We Want All Life!” and the “Our Advocate” Initiative. Originator and organizer of the Aware Youth Club, which brings together young people on the autism spectrum.

Coordinator of the “I’m-May-Be” social action, which aims to promote self-advocacy for children and youth on the autism spectrum, and initiator of the “Diversity Lesson.” Co-author of such social campaigns as: “Our Rights are the Basics,” “Autism Friendly School,” “STOP FORCE! #autismfriendly” and “I am! Be with me” on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, in which he called for an “autism-friendly” world and respect for the rights of children with disabilities.

Author of a “letter to the minister” that reinforced the campaign on D-type community self-help homes for people with autism and multiple disabilities. Student at the Youth Law University. Speaker at TEDx Kids. One of the protagonists of the book titled. “Young Power 30 stories about how young people change the world” by Justyna Suchecka.

Honored with the title of Special Icebreaker for special social sensitivity and promoting the activity of people with disabilities in various areas of life (2020). Winner of the “Young Man Without Barriers” award (2022) and the “ALE CLASS 2023” award for supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum (2023).