#actuallyautistic

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Neurodiversity

Autism & ADHD

Nothing about us, without us

Autism is a developmental disability that affects how we experience the  world around us.  It is a normal part of life and makes us who we are. Every autistic person experiences autism differently, but there are some things many of us have in common. Autistic people think,  process senses, move, communicate, and socialize differently. 

I was diagnosed with autism as an adult in 2018 and later diagnosed with ADHD in 2021. This has been an empowering experience for me. Having a better understanding of myself has given me the power to advocate for me, and those like me in the  world. 

I believe too many conversations happen without actually autistic people and want to play a role in the narrative of amplifying actually autistic voices. Awareness is easy, acceptance is  uncomfortable, but advocacy is what influences  change.

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Gain a deeper understanding and  support autism, ADHD, and  neurodiversity with online or in-person sessions for  workplaces, conferences, events, and non-profit  organizations.

Speaker Session  Pricing:
- In-person speaker session: $1500* (30-60 minutes)
     - Add-on optional breakout speaker session: $1000 (30-60 minutes at the same event)
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- Online speaker session: $500 (30-60 minutes)
     - Add-on optional breakout speaker session: $500 (30-60 minutes at the same event)

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Non-profit Board Membership

As an autistic person myself, one of my goals is to increase representation of actually autistic people in autistic organizations. Many non-profit organizations for autism are run by boards of people who have autistic children themselves and want to raise awareness and advocate for their children. While this is admirable, autistic children become autistic adults who want to mobilize and be seen as valuable contributors to the world. It's hard to be seen as contributing members  of society, when we aren't given a seat at the table. We need boards to give their microphones to actually autistic people and amplify our voices, and not those of a neurotypical caregiver. 

I am interested in helping increase representation of actually autistic folks on non-profit boards for organizations focused on neurodiversity. Every autistic person is different and I can't represent the needs and desires of everyone in our community when serving on a board. However, I can help advocate for better representation of autistic voices within our own communities. Please contact me to let me know how I can help.