Hi all, I’m creating this post so that we can introduce ourselves as I would really like to get to know all of our other VOA members out there a little better. If you could just say hi and share a little bit about yourself, for example, How old are you (or age range)? Are you a self advocate/ASD individual or a caring family member? What kinds of things would you be interested in hearing about at a speaker series? What changes would you like to see in the world of ASD? What changes would you like to see in the world in general? Anything else you would like us to know about you.


I am in my 20’s; I am an ASD self advocate with big dreams and plans to change our world (hopefully for the better); I want to know more about housing plans for autistic individuals (as may of us don’t qualify for CLBC but still can not live on our own); I would like to see better housing plans put in place and more acceptance for ASD individuals, not just awareness; as for the world in general, I want more acceptance for all those who are a little out of the ordinary, whether that be due to autism or just quirkiness. I believe that everyone starts out beautiful in their own way, all in need of guidance of some sort, and it’s the world the changes and breaks the most beautiful individuals that start out daring to be different but then become afraid of who they are because of they way others treat them. So lets start by being kind to one another and infect others with your kindness, make the world a little less dark, one person at a time.

Ok. Now it’s your turn. Who are you?