Media and Speaking Events

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Fostering Inclusion Around Housing Transitions, Canadian Journal of Autism Equity, Vol 4 – April 2024

Moving From Autism Awareness to Acceptance – Language of Inclusion – Canadian Journal of Autism Equity, Vol 1 – April 2021

Summer social skills Board Game – Autism Parenting Magazine – Issue 8 – June 2014


Creating a Meaningful Life: Pre-employment and Employment Supports for Neurodivergent Individuals – Profectum Conference April 14, 2024

Chasing the Unicorn – Affordable and Accessible Housing in Ontario – December 4, 2023

After the Diagnosis – Autism Speaks US – November 30 2023

What I Wish I Knew as an Autistic Teen – ECHO Popup Summer 2023 – with Moira Robertson – August 2, 2023

Housing Through an Autism Lens: Moving Forward Together – ECOH: Expert Community on Housing  (CMHC) – June 27, 2023

Housing Panel – Public Health Agency of Canada – Autism Summit – November 2022

Living with Autism as an Adult: Personal Narratives from Parents and Caregivers – Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging – June 2022

Basic Income NOW – The Importance of Doubling ODSP NOW! – Basic Income Now Rally Toronont, on – May 14 2022

Housing Through An Autism Lens – CASDA Leadership Summit 2022 – April 2022

End the Wait: Addressing the Shortfall in Disability Supports and Services in Canada” – Disability Work Canada 2021 Conference – December 6, 2021

The Language of Acceptance – Changing the Language of Autism and Disability” AEBC International Day for Persons with Disabilities Conference 2021 – December 4, 2021

It takes a village: Stakeholder engagement as a critical lens for the National Strategy Development and Implementation KBHN Conference 2021 – November 2021

Navigating Engagement and Advocacy on the International Stage – OCALICONLINE 2021 – November 23, 2021

Housing through an Autism Lens – OCALICONLINE 2021 – November 22, 2021

Partnering with Individuals with Autism and their Families in Research – TAAC – April 12th, 2021

AIDE Canada Webinar on Housing, February 2021

Shifting Perspectives in Autism: Gaining an Understanding of Neurodiversity, Identity-First Language and Autism Acceptance, November 2020

An Autistic reflection on CASDA Ignite Networks Session – CASDA Summit 2020, October 2020

ECHO Ontario Autism Summer 2020 Popup – Autism Acceptance, August 2020

Upcoming Presentations

Guest Lecturer

University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, OISE, Children’s Treatment Network, Kids Inclusive, University of Victoria, Norquest College


In The Media

Supporting autistic children and teens to live their best lives, Holland Bloorview Hospital, April 30, 2024

Tech Company Working With Police Across Canada to Justify Higher Police Budgets Lobbied City of Toronto, Press Progress, December 7, 2022

‘It breaks my heart’: Ontarians on social assistance are struggling even more amid inflation, Kat Escher,, September 19, 2022

‘I feel landlocked’: Accessible transit users call for more options in Ottawa, CTVNews Ottawa, July 11, 2022

Thousands of Ontarians find social assistance system slow, frustrating: survey, QP Briefing, May 27, 2022


What’s Wrong with ODSP? CBC Radio – Ontario Today, May 2, 2022

ODSP Rally – Ontario Disability Coalition Media Conference, CHCH, April 28,2022
Recognizing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, AMI The Pulse, November 27, 2021

Autistic adults help develop pathway to independent living, CMHC, October 8, 2021

People with disabilities demand accessible housing. Feds must act on this housing crisis, Accessible Housing Now, August 2021

CBC Ottawa about the Housing through an Autism Lens project in early April 2021., CBC Ottawa, April 2021

Concerns grow over staffing crisis in Ontario home care system, Globe and Mail, February 27, 2021

‘Autism isn’t a thing. It’s how we go about things’ – Bloom, October 9, 2020

Some families still waiting for COVID-19 government funding – Bancroft This Week – May 19, 2020

Want to fix autism services in Ontario? Province must communicate better: parent, CBC Hamilton, June 25, 2019

Ontario Announces Autism Advisory Panel

AMI Radio Interview – June 24, 2019


Housing Affordability, My Mother Named Me Sunshine, June 28, 2023

The Outdated Language of Autism ‘Awareness’ Month – Meg Hartley, Medium, April 28, 2023

The Outdated Language of Autism ‘Awareness’ Month , Meg Hartley, The Progressive Magazine, April 28, 2023

Changing conversations around autism: A critical, action implicative discourse analysis of U.S. neurodiversity advocacy online (dissertation, 2015) – Jessica M F Hughes, quoted a tweet from April 2 2015


Autistic Tidbits & Tangents Podcast – Episode 7 Parenting & Autism. – Video

Across the Desk – CASDA – Introducing the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity

Across the Desk – CASDA – After the Launch of CJAE

Across the Desk – CASDA – Information Systems

YA! Podcast – The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

YA! Podcast – Those Who Run In The Sky by Aviaq Johnston

YA! Podcast – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ft. Matt Dever

AMI Radio – Now With Dave Brown – International Day for Persons With Disabilities

AMI Radio – The Pulse with Joeita Gupta – Recognizing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

AMI Live – Breaking Barriers – Making the Invisible Visible – International Day of Persons With Disabilities Conference 2021

Instagram Live – #DoubleODSPNow – FoodChoice Toronto , May 27, 2022

Audio & Voice Work

Sara L Fiendar – Short film – Released December 2015

Gremlins 2 Trailer – audio recreated

Lilo & Stitch – She’s touching me!

Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League – Power Surge Promotional Video