Todd’s World

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.


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.


Autism Pride Day & Why I think the flag BLEW instead of “flew” in 2018

Autism Pride Day & Why I think the flag BLEW instead of “flew” in 2018 720 960 Todd Simkover

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…

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The Day the Autism Pride Flag Blew in Toronto & Why Neurodiversity Matters

The Day the Autism Pride Flag Blew in Toronto & Why Neurodiversity Matters 599 399 Todd Simkover

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…

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