Women on the Spectrum: A discussion

Friday, October 12th, 2018, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Anne Gingras

Anne Gingras was diagnosed with Autism at age 41. Until then she struggled with anxiety, organizational and sensory issues.

Even as she progressed through her career as a special education teacher and Autism resource teacher,

Anne was left wondering why she felt so different than her peers. Since her diagnosis, Anne has published a book entitled The Old Man on the Bench

(or What I learned from our Conversations when I Decided to Listen). She currently works as a teacher in North Bay, Ontario.

Christine Jenkins

After self-identifying and trying to get assessed for eight months, Christine Jenkins was diagnosed as Asperger's in 2008, at age 48 and 2/3.

In 2011 she co-founded Asperfemme in Ottawa, a forum for women with Asperger Syndrome.

Christine is the co-author of Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism and a researcher, writer and correspondent for Spectrum Women Magazine.

Her newest initiative is a support group for women on the spectrum born before 1975 called AsperDames.

Stephanie Moeser

Stephanie Moeser currently works as a social worker in private practice in Peterborough, ON.

She teaches part time at Fleming College in the Social Service Worker and Developmental Service Worker programs.

In the past Stephanie has positions focused on the needs of those with disabilities and Autism and co-occurring mental health needs. Currently,

the primary focus of Stephanie’s practice is providing counselling supports to youth and adults with ASD and their families.