Future Leaders in 2013 was my first introduction to the passion, diversity and untapped potential of my autistic community as a participant in the one-off 3-day pilot program. I experienced the life-changing power of bringing autistic people together, encouraging them and recognising their value as leaders and change makers.
Over the last 5 years, I’ve grown into an established autistic leader and public speaker, coming full circle to empower others through leading the redevelopment and delivery of Future Leaders. I’ve been driven to see the original concept expanded and reimagined as an ongoing comprehensive leadership program designed by and for autistic Australians. I’m passionate about creating opportunities for my peers to embrace their potential and creating environments which allow them to express themselves, learn from and encourage one another. This commitment drives my work with Future Leaders and other projects and organisations seeking to better engage and empower the autistic community.
Skills & Expertise
- Neurodiversity and innovation
- Co-design and co-delivery of programs with people with a disability
- Grassroots leadership
- Thinking outside of the box
- Creating inclusive environments
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