Today is Autism Pride Day, however due to the need for physical distancing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, autism advocates and self-advocates including myself are celebrating it “slightly” differently…read more
Todd Simkover has an M.A. in Critical Disability Studies from York University in Toronto. Driven by his own lived experiences on the autism spectrum, he understands first-hand what the life challenges are.
Todd is a strong advocate for creating greater acceptance of those with neurological differences and promotes a neurodiversity-based model of autism, focussing on strengths and talents as opposed to deficits.
In addition to being a motivational speaker with international aspirations, Todd’s completed Master’s thesis entitled “[Addressing] Barriers to rewarding work: Employment issues among people on the autism spectrum” is soon to be published in an upcoming book co-edited by Dr. Kevin Stoddart and Dr. Anne Fudge-Shormans.
As visitors to my Autism Self-advocacy Services business website can observe, the Home page displays a photo of me beside a gigantic flag consisting of a multi-coloured infinity symbol, with…read more