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Speaking 2017-08-31T19:36:00+00:00

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ABOUT AUTISM 

Autism is diagnosed in 1 out of 160 people worldwide. But the numbers go beyond the individual who is diagnosed. There are moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, teachers and employers who are also touched by autism. So chances are, there is or will be someone on the autism spectrum directly in your life. This means there are things that you need to know to create a successful, supportive and productive environment for everyone.

Consider the following information from the World Health Organization:

  • Evidence-based psychosocial interventions, such as behavioural treatment and parent skills training programmes, can reduce difficulties in communication and social behaviour, with a positive impact on wellbeing and quality of life for persons with ASD and their caregivers.
  • Interventions for people with ASD need to be accompanied by broader actions for making physical, social and attitudinal environments more accessible, inclusive and supportive.
  • Worldwide, people with ASD are often subject to stigma, discrimination and human rights violations. Globally, access to services and support for people with ASD is inadequate.

BUT WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Become an expert observer and advocate of your child in order to provide the resources and supportive environment they need in order to develop and flourish with autism

Get tools to help you develop the best learning environment and educational plan for students with autism and your entire class

Understand more about autism and learn how to create high functioning teams. I can help your organization actually thrive and benefit by having someone with autism in your organization.

WHAT I WILL GIVE YOUR TEAM

My speaking engagements are down-to-earth, entertaining and informative. Drawing from personal experiences, I share my stories and knowledge and provide practical advice and information to help ANYONE whose life has been touched by someone with autism. I connect to others in a way that only someone who has walked the walk can do.

WHO I’VE WORKED WITH

Some of the Canadian and US groups and organizations I’ve had the pleasure of presenting for include:

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Jennifer always delivers a heartfelt presentation chock-full of ready-to-use ideas that educate and empower parents and professionals alike. Her workshops and books are too good to miss!

Leslie Rotsky, Milestones

Jennifer’s welcome guidance for grandparents about how to support their grandchildren with special needs and also how to use their experience to support their own children as they negotiate the challenges each family of a child with a disability faces was instructive and powerful. Stronger family networks support better individual outcomes and builds strong inclusive communities. Her message is vital for families and professionals as well.

Donna M. Owens, Program Director OCALI Family Center, OCALI

I’D LOVE TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT

My personal experiences in the world of parenting and educating individuals with autism will shift your perspective, motivate your group and challenge individuals to be the best that they can be for individuals with autism.

Autism Resources To Help You

Whether you are an educator, parent, grandparent or just someone who has been touched by autism, these resources can help you navigate the world of autism with competence and confidence.

Grandparents have a unique and special role to children on the autism spectrum. This book helps grandparents better connect with their grandchild.

Learn what should be included in the Individual Education Plan and how to make the IEPs useful and meaningful for a student with autism.

Down to earth help in planning an authentic and meaningful classroom program based on sound science and experience for a student with autism.

Down to earth help in planning an authentic and meaningful classroom program based on sound science and experience for a student with autism.

LET ME HELP YOU

Resources for your classroom or home? One-on-one coaching?Speaker at your event or organization?