Autism in Adulthood

I am honoured to be named an Editorial Board member of the new scientific journal Autism in Adulthood. Autism in Adulthood is the hub for research on issues that affect adults on the autism spectrum. 1 in 54 people (CDC, 2020) are diagnosed with autism and it has become the fastest growing developmental disability being diagnosed in the U.S. (CDC, 2008 via Autism Society website). Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is usually diagnosed in childhood however, more adults today are being diagnosed having lived a lifetime without fully understanding their uniqueness. Autism in Adulthood is proud to have autistic Editorial Board members including myself, and many autistic peer-reviewers. My commitment to scientific autism inquiry extends to my own doctoral research which centres around innovative leadership, policies, and practices that create successful pathways for autistic students in a post-secondary context. Currently I am co-authoring a literature review on Autism and the implications for higher education with Dr. Marlon Simmons of the University of Calgary.

Publisher
https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/autism-in-adulthood/646/overview

 

Doctoral degree journey

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15 years after doing my Masters degree I’ve decided to take on my Doctoral degree. I’ve started the journey and I’m excited for the learning opportunity. I am studying Leadership, Policy, & Governance in a post-secondary context and my research question is as follows:

How can higher education leaders, faculty, and professional staff enhance services and outcomes for autistic students in higher education in Canada?

 

75 Traits of Great Leaders

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It’s here! My book is designed for leaders in all walks of life to be able to understand and employ the traits that great leaders possess. This inspirational leadership-to-go format where each page addresses one specific trait, allows you to discover ways to improve your leadership and management skills in practical and achievable slices. You’ll learn leadership from historical heroes such as Ghandi, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey, activist Audre Lorde and Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.

You can find it on Amazon around the world.