The Autism Campus Prep was written and developed by a group of us Autistic post-secondary students and graduates together with The Sinneave Family Foundation. The free course covers the following topics: selecting academic programs, understanding how to fully participate in work/social life on campus, and maintaining health and wellness. It is suited for any Autistic individual (their parent or caretaker) who may considering post-secondary education of any kind. It is online and asynchronous which allows participants to start/stop and jump to the topics that are most relevant to their needs at the moment. Have fun and enjoy!
Here is the link to the workshop Judy, Kristen, and I hosted for the City University New York asking if Universal Design is enough. It was a great interactive workshop with breakout sessions. We really learned a lot and had a great time doing it.
Thank you to Free for Life International for the opportunity to talk about autism & vulnerability (30 minutes).
My 6:47 radio interview on the state of autism research can be found by clicking on the picture below and going to April 30th, 2021: Nothing without us (marked below with a star).
Thank you Dena Gassner and Towson University for allowing me to share my story with another wonderful class of upcoming teachers. I wish you all the best in your educational trajectory and your careers.
I am humbled and honoured to be nominated for the George L. Geis Dissertation Award. The award is sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education for the outstanding dissertation or thesis in Canadian universities that examines higher topics. Dissertations and theses focus on topics in higher education, including the sociopolitical context, access, governance, teaching and learning, institutional studies, and education and employment.
Hosted by Free for Life International, this conference looks at Autistic individuals transitioning into adulthood, the risks and vulnerabilities related to human trafficking, and the cross-section between the autistic population and trafficking dangers. It is free to attend and I will be speaking at 1pm PST today.
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 child
- how to support your child to be their own self-advocate
This course includes games and tools you can utilize immediately. Resources are available at the end of the course. Completion of this course earns you a digital badge you can use on your CV, website, or on LinkedIn.
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.
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 who wants to learn more about autism. Families, friends, and allies of Autistic individuals as well as those who want to be educated to understand and appreciate Autistic individuals will find this micro-training valuable.
The Academy also offers the 1-hour fee-based course ‘Introduction to Autism and Universal Design for Faculty’. This course is suitable for all faculty members in higher education who want to understand and appreciate Autistic students in their classrooms and how a Universal Design framework can be of great benefit to Autistic students and all students.
All courses can be accessed at www.autismtraining.academy. The next fee-based course ‘Parent Advocacy’ is currently being designed as part of our leadership series. Other courses in the leadership series will include: self-advocacy and your rights as an Autistic research partner. Please visit our website often as more free and fee-based courses will be made available on the website on an ongoing basis.