Nomination

I am humbled and honoured to be nominated for the 2021 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) awards at the University of Calgary. The award recognize and celebrate inspiring students, faculty, and staff who are working to advance a more accessible, equitable, diverse, and inclusive university. The EDI Awards recognize outstanding achievement in a practice, event, appliedContinue reading “Nomination”

Thank you CUNY and Project REACH for the opportunity to share our work on autism and UD Training for faculty based on our research (www.autismresearch.international). It was an excellent group of faculty members, community members, and interested allies. Thank you for the brilliant questions. We look forward to your feedback and to learning how you’reContinue reading

Doctor of Education

My formal educational journey at the University of Calgary was completed on November 12th, 2020 when I passed my final defence for the doctorate of education in leadership, policy, and governance in a post-secondary context. The purpose of my research was to explore how Canadian higher education leaders, faculty members, and professional staff can enhanceContinue reading “Doctor of Education”

Autistic Researchers Committee Workshops

The newly appointed Autistic Researchers Committee (ARC) of INSAR held a workshop in August 2020 to briefly introduce our committee and gather suggestions from the community regarding our future directions and plans as we strive to promote autistic involvement in research and the inclusiveness of INSAR. We welcomed all interested attendees, whether they were researchersContinue reading “Autistic Researchers Committee Workshops”

College Autism Summit

I am honoured to serve on the panel at the College Autism Summit on Oct 28th, 2020 discussing the experiences of life on the spectrum on a college campus. As part of the College Autism Network Virtual Association of Scholars (CANVAS), this summit brings together scholars, practitioners, administrators, employers, self-advocates and their family members toContinue reading “College Autism Summit”

Guest speaker in the Autism Certificate Program

It was a privilege to be invited to speak to a Towson university class on the intersection of race and autism. The class of bright, fierce students were kind, open, and showed a strong spirit of inquiry with their exceptional questions. I wish them all the best of luck with their future endevours. A specialContinue reading “Guest speaker in the Autism Certificate Program”

Autism Intervention Research Network for Physical Health (AIR-P)

I am honoured to be a decision-making partner serving on the grant review board of the AIR-P along with other noted Autistic leaders in their respective fields. Formerly under the Autism Speaks umbrella, AIR-P is now under the leadership of Dr. Alice Kuo of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and partners at KaiserContinue reading “Autism Intervention Research Network for Physical Health (AIR-P)”

Sinneave Family Foundation Campus Prep Program

I am honoured to be working on the advisory board of the Sinneave Family Foundation designing the online version of Autism Campus Prep program for Autistic individuals planning on attending post-secondary programs after high school. This program has been offered in several universities across Alberta in its previous iteration and now we are designing thisContinue reading “Sinneave Family Foundation Campus Prep Program”

Antistasis Journal Volume 10 #2

(Re)Imagining Leadership and Supports to Promote Enhanced Outcomes for Autism Spectrum Students in Universities: Exploring the Perspectives of Canadian Leaders, Accessibility Services Personnel, Teaching Faculty, and Autistic Students Authors: TC Waisman, Shelleyann Scott, Donald E. Scott Our article was just published this month (August 2020) in Antistasis and can be viewed here: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/antistasis/index

A Cross-Institutional Research on UD Autism Training for Faculty

If you are a faculty member or TA of a university and you would like to increase your knowledge of Autistic students, gain an understanding of universal design (UD) as a pedagogical tool that benefits all students, and obtain practical resources you can utilize immediately, please contact me to be added to the wait listContinue reading “A Cross-Institutional Research on UD Autism Training for Faculty”