Media and Speaking Events

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

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


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

Keynote Speaker – Autistic Leadership Conference – Autistic Pride Day 2023 – June 17 2023

Housing Panel – Public Health Agency of Canada – Autism Summit – November 2023


In The Media

‘It breaks my heart’: Ontarians on social assistance are struggling even more amid inflation,, 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

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


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


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