A passionate international speaker, educator, certified leadership coach, and author, Jennifer is also the founder of Autism Aspirations and Autism Aspirations Academy. Both sites are designed to provide down to earth, practical mentorship, online learning tools, and a variety of practical resources that will no doubt increase your confidence and competence as you seek to develop the full human potential of those with autism. Nothing beats having a mentor who is living the autism journey both personally and professionally – someone who ‘gets it.’
iJennifer is a firm believer that children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are best served by adults who are ready to embrace learning and deepen connections! In her humorous, down to earth style, Jennifer helps parents, families and professionals, deepen their understanding of autism and learn how to find the gifts that autism has to offer. Her real life stories as a mom and special education teacher will be sure to boost your competence and confidence, and gift you with much needed hope for the future!
A retired teacher, Jennifer has had the privilege of teaching students with autism from 3 to 21 years of age in Ontario, Canada for 26 years. Jennifer holds a Master of Education in Applied Psychology and she is proud mother to three adult children (one of whom has autism).
Jennifer has published four easy to read, down to earth books that will be sure to empower and inspire you:
Been There. Done That. Finally Getting it Right. A Guide to Educational Planning for Students with Autism
One Step at a Time: ABA and Autism in the Classroom; Practical Strategies for Implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis for Student with Autism
Autism and the Grandparent Connection: Practical Ways to Understand and Help your Grandchild with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Une étape à la fois : ACA et autisme en classe (ABA and Autism in the Classroom) Stratégies pratiques pour implanter l'Analyse Comportementale Appliquée pour élèves autistes (translated by Judith Rioulx Wilson)
"Together we are stronger. Let's jdo this autism journey together! "