I am an Autistic activist. I also have epilepsy and cerebral palsy.
I write poetry – I published three small books – and articles on autism, disabilities, being autistic and advocacy.
I type to communicate. I began typing when I was eight years old, but for many years I did not type much because of seizures that made me very tired all the time, and because of lack of support. Today I cannot imagine being silenced again.
In 2012 I was a presenter at the Conference “Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds” at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Also in 2012 I began serving on the board of directors at Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST).
I hope to be a good advocate for my community and a friend to parents and allies.
I blog for Ollibean (Ollibean.com)