Jade lives in New Zealand and has Tourettes Syndrome. Her YouTube channel and Tik Toc videos are of her cooking with different people in her family. Please check our her youtube channel, TikToc or Instagram.
*If you are offended by language, I would suggest not watching these*
Eileen Lamb, author of "All Across The Spectrum" and founder of The Autism Cafe, is a writer and photographer. Born in France, she now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons, Charlie (7) and Jude (4). On her blog, she shares the ups and downs of raising a severely autistic child while being on the autism spectrum herself. In her free time, Eileen enjoys daydreaming, wine, and road trips.
You can follow her on multiple social media sites.
*Side note, her photography is breath taking.
Where are my Queen B fans at? You may recognize Jillian, she was the face of Beyonce's fashion line in 2016. Ms. Jullian describes herself as a model, creative, activist, Latina & loving life.’ Which is really what all of us aspire to be. She has muscular dystrophy and has built an enviable fashion career. She is represented by IMG Models and is one of the few top models in the fashion industry who has a physical disability. She is a strong activist working to end the stigma and lack of representation of individuals with disabilities in mainstream fashion.
Shane Burcaw and Hannah Aylward post regular videos on their YouTube channel, Squirmy, and Grubs, about the challenges that from ignorance of the world's views about their relationship. They now have over 625k followers!
This influencer and mom of two describes her youngest daughter as being autistic ― not as having autism. In one of her blog posts, she explains why describing someone as “having something” has a negative meaning. She uses her social media platforms to share her belief that it’s a gift to have someone with autism in your life. She also shares real-life encounters and conversations with her daughters to inspire a more in-depth discussion about ASD and how it’s perceived.
Dr. Karen Gaffney is the president of the Karen Gaffney Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon "dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities." Dr. Gaffney is an accomplished swimmer, she has swum across the English Channel, Lake Tahoe, the San Francisco Bay (including Alcatraz) and many more bodies of water. She is the first living person with Down Syndrome to have been awarded an honorary doctorate degree. I have attached one of my favorite videos of Dr. Gaffney, but there are so many more out there!
Oh my goodness, this is one of my personal favorites! SBSK is helping to bring individuals with disabilities a voice and to show helps them to share their stories, hopes, dreams, just like everyone else. would want. They share their stories with Chris Ulmer, a special education teacher, and on several different platforms.
Becca was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become a dynamic autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism & neurodiversity consulting; public speaking engagements; a monthly newsletter, “Monthly Musings”; a weekly YouTube news show, “Neurodiversity Newsstand,”; and being an Assistant Editor/Feature Writer for Spectrum Women Magazine. Becca has published multiple articles and books about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, building understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum. Becca left non-profit to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS), and to open her autism and neurodiversity consulting business.
We are a nonprofit film production company creating powerful tools in the drive for acceptance. Our mission is to raise a global generation of kids who, because of their knowledge and understanding, are more empathetic and compassionate people.
Robin Roscigno (@auteach) is helping people learn a little more about Autism on TikTok at a time through her videos. She shares her opinion about Autism, education and therapies. She created AuTeach for parents and teachers to learn about Autism and Neurodiversity. She also hosts the AuTeach podcast. She does in person training, education consulting and program evaluations for k-12 and higher education institutions.
Kodi Lee shot to fame in season 14 of America's Got Talent. He is a multi-talented musician and is also blind and autistic. He was recently named the number 1 act in AGT history. Kodi does have a Twitter account (@Kodileerocks) but the link in the picture is to his performances on AGT.
Andrew is the Founder of Planning Across the Spectrum and specializes in helping any self-advocating client or families with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Andrew is a passionate advocate for autism awareness in his community and for his work as a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™). He has always worked toward helping his clients gain financial security now and for their future. Putting both of these interests together, Andrew was inspired to launch Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is active with Autism Services & Resources Connecticut as a member of their board. Andrew also sits on the boards for The American College Alumni and the FOCUS Center for Autism. He was appointed by the Connecticut house of representatives to their Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Council and frequently advocates for those with Autism and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Andrew is a frequent guest speaker on his own experiences or on various financial and insurance planning topics.
Speed Cubers is a documentary about two friends who are also competitors in the world of Speedcubing. Director Sue Kim finds the real story in the friendship between Feliks Zemdegs, former king of the cubers, and Max Park, his usurper and unlikely friend. Max was diagnosed with Autism at a young age and his parents gave him a rubiks cube to work on his fine motor skills. He is now a world champion! The Speed Cubers aired on Netflix on July 29, 2020.