Autism Training Academy

Our Parent Advocacy course is now available on the Autism Training Academy website. This 30-minute course is designed for parents and caregivers who are looking for tools to better understand: parent advocacy in different environments the relationship between advocacy and leadership the ways in which you can be a strong parent advocate for your childContinue reading “Autism Training Academy”

Is Universal Design enough?

I am proud to share that my lovely friends Judy Singer (credited with coining the term neurodiversity), Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch (ally and autism researcher extraordinaire) and I are speaking about ND/UD/Intersectionality. It’s free and all are welcome to join us for an interactive discussion. Here is the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/is-universal-design-enough…. Feel free to share.

Autism Training Academy

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Autism Training Academy. The Autism Training Academy offers research-based, online, and asynchronous micro-trainings about autism and neurodiversity. All our courses are designed by Autistic experts and our brilliant allies. We currently have a free 20-minute online course called ‘Introduction to Autism’. This course is for everyone whoContinue reading “Autism Training Academy”

Confederación Autismo España | Autismo España

I am thrilled to be a part of Autism Spain’s country-wide conference on “The education of students with ASD during the covid-19 pandemic. Analysis, challenges and proposals for the future”. I will be speaking on my subject-matter-expertise: Autism & The Pandemic- Utilizing Universal Design skills to advance online and face-to-face teaching for Autistic students andContinue reading “Confederación Autismo España | Autismo España”

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”