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 68 people (CDC, 2018) 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.
I’m grateful to work with wonderful leaders whom I admire at this leadership retreat in Victoria, B.C. We spent time team bonding, reviewing the last strategic plan, and developing the new strategic plan with actionable items. I wish them all the best in 2018!
It was a distinct pleasure being on the panel at Adler University and speaking with the clinical psychologist grad class on all things leadership. A great group of change makers who are ready to put their mark on the world. It was an honour to share time with each of them.
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 in a post-secondary context and my research question is as follows:
Can Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) students experience greater success in higher learning as a result of innovative leadership, policies, and governance?
A wonderful group of inquisitive teachers and staff focused on learning how to be more adaptive in their roles as leaders who create other leaders
Working with this great crew of cross-pollinating stakeholders to create a vision of their future in healthcare