College Autism Network Virtual Association of Scholars (CANVAS)

Thank you to Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman and the team at the College Autism Network for the opportunity to share my doctoral research with our CANVAS community. I appreciate the thoughtful questions and insights from our amazing CANVAS members. Big thank you to those in the community that jumped in and were willing to share your experiences and your own research. As always…a wonderful group of academics and community activists. A video link to the presentation will be posted shortly. Please join our CANVAS community to learn more about current autism research and connect with other scholars, practitioners, students, advocates, and faculty around the world.

Published by TC Waisman

Since 1998, TC has worked with leaders in large organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities and make consequential changes to their leadership practice. Coaching and training leaders for over 20 years, TC has learned to support her clients’ development using organizational best practices and evidence-based research. TC is an ICF certified coach, she holds a Master’s degree in Leadership & Training, and she is currently undertaking her doctoral degree in leadership in a post-secondary context. Inspired by her late autism diagnosis at 48 years old, her research focuses on how higher education leaders can enhance services and outcomes for autistic students in higher learning. Since beginning her research two years ago, TC has co-founded a not-for-profit society for neurodiverse individuals, spoken on autism related topics, published an academic literature review on autism and the implications for higher learning, and was appointed an editorial board member of the new scientific journal Autism in Adulthood. TC is of Indigenous Fijian and Nepalese origin. She moved to Vancouver in 1976 where she currently lives with Dean her partner of 30 years. TC is a proud mother to her fiercely funny 23-year-old daughter Sunshine and the author of the book 75 Traits of Great Leaders. TC is on target to complete her doctoral degree in 2020.

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