You Can't Ask That!
CBC series called You Can't Ask That! Autism episode.
Appearance on Italian News OMNI TV
Advocating for Inclusion in the Workplace
Completely Inclusive on Breakfast Television MontrealTelevision
Kelly Bron Johnson from Completely Inclusive appeared on Breakfast Television Montreal on April 2, 2019 in honour of Autism Awareness Day.
Should Autism parents listen to Autistic people's experiences more, since they have been through it first hand?
CBC Quirks and Quarks, October 6, 2018Radio/Podcast
Completely Inclusive Founder Kelly Johnson on Uplifting Disabled Folk through Open-mindedness
Strategem, August 28, 2019Online
Featured in online blog post
Metrolinx tells GO bus drivers to spit out gum if asked by passenger triggered by sound
Toronto Star, August 21, 2019Online
Quoted in article
‘It has made me a better person’: What it’s like to raise a child with autism
Quote in article about autism services.
Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son
Huffington Post, March 10, 2014Online
Autobiographical article, 2014
We Asked 5 Canadian Women About What It’s Like to Date With Autism
Flare Magazine, September 25, 2017Online
Interview from 2017
Long Term Savings Plans Are in Jeopardy for Canadians with Disabilities
Macleans, December 7, 2017Online
Interview conducted in Parliament about the DTC
Celebrating Autism Awareness Month
Haliburton Now, October 1, 2018Online
Interview for Autism Awareness Month 2018
October 5, 2018
What happens when you make it to adulthood before finding out you're autistic?
As A.J. Odasso writes in this anthology: "You spend a lot of time wondering what's wrong without ever knowing why."
This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people. Our essays reflect the value of knowing why--why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others' treatment of us and our own needs, skills, and experiences. Essay topics include recovering from burnout, exploring our passions and interests, and coping with sensory overload, especially in social situations.
If you know you're autistic, are beginning to wonder, share similarities with autistic people, or want to support an adult autistic friend or family member--or if you simply want to know why it's so important that autistic adults know we're autistic--this book is for you.
All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism
by Autism Women's Network (Author), Lydia X. Z. Brown (Editor), E. Ashkenazy (Editor)
June 28, 2017
Delve into poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, paintings, and drawings in the first-ever anthology entirely by autistic people of color, featuring 61 writers and artists from seven countries. The work here represents the lives, politics, and artistic expressions of Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, Mixed-Race, and other racialized and people of color from many autistic communities, often speaking out sharply on issues of marginality, intersectionality, and liberation.
Kelly is a adult-diagnosed autistic self-advocate, as well as Hard of Hearing (HoH), who has made it her life's work to ensure the path to employment for disabled people is smoother than hers was. She aims to create a truly inclusive society for all disabled and diverse people.
Additional Titles and Affiliations
Promo 21 - Board Secretary
Board Secretary of Promo 21, a nonprofit social enterprise exclusively hiring autistic and Intellectually Disabled people to produce silk screen printed promotional products.
Autism Canada - Board Director
Board Director at Autism Canada, a national charity that encourages people to See The Spectrum Differently and aims for people on the Autism Spectrum to have full, healthy and happy lives.
What Autistic People Want You to Know About Working With Us
24th Annual CASE Conference for Supported Employment
Montreal , June 13, 2019
5 Quick Wins to Improve Workplace Accessibility and Diversity
Montreal, April 11, 2019