Kelly Bron Johnson is a Black, non-binary, autistic and hard of hearing self-advocate who is the founder of Completely Inclusive. The organization is a social enterprise focused on teaching businesses how to be inclusive and accommodating to all diverse and underrepresented people, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and those with food allergies. They are also the founder of The Autistic Entrepreneurs Network, an initiative that aims to support autistic would-be entrepreneurs and create a mentorship and micro-grant community.
Learn more: compinclus.ca and aenetwork.ca
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Autism Canada’s new podcast, Sharing the Spectrum. Today we welcome Kelly Bron Johnson.
Canadians on the autism spectrum reveal the internal pain they deal with every day. Find out more by watching You Can't Ask That, Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern, on AMI-tv. Catch it on demand after the broadcast on AMI.ca or the AMI-tv App.
Kelly Bron Johnson from Completely Inclusive is interviewed on Autism Live, Sept 16, 2019
Autism-specific cyber-security safety lessons
Global News , February 24, 2021Television
This Pink Shirt Day, a new cyber-safety curriculum aims to address the specific needs of people with autism. Kelly Johnson explains.
Advocating for inclusion in the workplace
Organizations such as Auticonsult and Completely Inclusive help people on the autism spectrum find jobs in Quebec. Martine Kurtzeg & Kelly Bron Johnson discuss inclusion in the workplace for World Autism Awareness Day
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.
AMI Canada, August 25, 2021Radio/Podcast
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, author and self-advocate Kelly Bron Johnson describes her newly developed Autistic Entrepreneurs Network.
Neurodiversity Gold - Jude Morrow, July 8, 2021Radio/Podcast
This week, Jude and Kelly Bron Johnson discuss Topics discussed: Travel Current travel restrictions Future travel plans Links mentioned in this episode: http://neurodiversity-training.net https://completementinclusif.org/en_US/ This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
The Intersections on The Spectrum Podcast
The Workplace Communication Podcast, November 30, 2020Radio/Podcast
It’s a big journey making change in any workplace. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, the biggest challenge is ensuring everyone’s needs are met. On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Kelly Bron Johnson about her insights, through personal experience, to help us understand more about the importance of bringing diversity to the workplace.
When organizations embrace diversity and look for ways to become inclusive, diversity has the
potential to yield harmony, trust, and greater work productivity. Learn more about how to adapt to achieve organizational success.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
Why adaptations for one don’t need to be offered to all
Bringing a more human understanding to the workplace
How avoiding assumptions increases belonging
Trust as a core element to inclusion and diversity
Mx. K. Bron Johnson is an Autistic and Hard of Hearing (HoH) self-advocate, and founder of Completely Inclusive, social enterprise consultancy devoted to Inclusion and Accessibility in the workplace. As a Black nonbinary woman of mixed heritage, she brings her lived experience and intersecting identities to all her work, and challenges people to see Disabled People, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and all oppressed or marginalized peoples in a different light.
Bron is also interested in mitigating the effects of Colonialism and Intergenerational Trauma and how we can all work together to dismantle systemic inequities in society.
She lives with her life partner and two children in Montreal, Canada.
If you’re committed to bringing more diversity to your workplace, then this episode is for you!
A Path to Diversity
The Catalyst with Samantha Kris, October 21, 2020Radio/Podcast
Kelly Bron Johnson is on a mission to help create greater opportunities for oppressed and marginalized people. As an autistic, hard of hearing, proud non-binary Black woman of mixed race, Kelly has lived through a number of challenges. Through her work she is determined to make the path easier for others, and in particular, for her two disabled racialized children. She is changing the future of work by helping companies become more diverse and inclusive, creating spaces where differences are not only embraced but sought after. Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn, Facebook and via her website where you can also grab a copy of her recently published book!
Acknowledgment and first steps with Kelly Bron Johnson of Completely Inclusive
The Way We Work Podcast by Jessy Santana, November 23, 2020Radio/Podcast
The Way We Work specializes in creating, delivering, and adapting corporate culture spaces that promote inclusion and innovation. We believe in a human-centered approach to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Intercultural Communication and Management, and Organizational Culture and Change. We believe in creating culture-driven leaders.
AMI Accessible Media, September 23, 2020Radio/Podcast
Full show - Episode 157
Authored onSeptember 23, 2020
Accessibility reporter Meagan Gillmore tells us what members of the disability community is expecting from today’s federal throne speech. Kelly Bron Johnson, founder of “Completely Inclusive”, tells us how the disability community reacted to businesses and schools pivoting to remote work and learning during COVID-19.
Autism Stories: Kelly Bron Johnson
Autism Stories, June 29, 2020Radio/Podcast
“It’s really about thinking outside of the box and starting to think more about who is using your site and if they are going to get the best experience out of it”, says Kelly Bron Johnson when thinking about website accessibility. Kelly returns to Autism Stories to talk with us about how to determine how accessible your website is and what changes you can make to make it much more usable for everyone. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic adults and teens become more successful.
Living with Autism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Inspirations Magazine, June 8, 2020Radio/Podcast
Host Mark Bergman speaks to Steven Atme and Kelly Bron Johnson about how autistic people are coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kelly Bron Johnson introduces Autism Canada and discusses autism awareness
Autism Canada, April 15, 2020Radio/Podcast
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Autism Canada’s new podcast, Sharing the Spectrum. Today we welcome Kelly Bron Johnson to the table.
Kelly is an Autism Canada board member as well as a late diagnosed autistic person and parent with a child on the spectrum. During the podcast, she is joined by her 10 year old son as she shares some of their stories and experiences with autism.
Kelly believes that autism awareness is the key to the acceptance that will lead to appreciation of the diversity and strength of the autistic community.
Many thanks to Kelly for sharing with us!
Consulting Lifestyle Podcast
ERP Happy, April 6, 2020Radio/Podcast
Roaming Henry Podcast
Radio-Cananda, October 30, 2019Radio/Podcast
Autism Stories: Kelly Bron Johnson
Autism Personal Coach / Autism Stories, November 11, 2019Radio/Podcast
It is ongoing challenge to make businesses and events in the community more inclusive to all people. In this episode of Autism Stories we talk with Kelly Bron Johnson, the founder of Completely Inclusive, on how her organization is helping to make this more of a reality. Autism Stories connects you with amazing people who are helping Autistic teens and adults become more independent and successful.
Chewigem, March 11, 2019Radio/Podcast
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
Different Brains, January 28, 2019Radio/Podcast
Son’s autism an incentive for activist to create supportive solutions
Inspirations Magazine, November 14, 2019Print
Why all grocery stores should offer quiet hours
Broadview Magazine, September 9, 2020Online
They don't only help autistic people, says this writer with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Quoted in article.
Advocate Profile - Kelly Bron Johnson
Advocate profile on Disarming Disability
It Took A Pandemic To Prove What Students With Disabilities Wanted For Years Is Possible
The Huffington Post, August 24, 2020Online
quoted in article
Reflections on disability culture and identity from the contributors of the Disabled Voices Anthology
All Lit Up, May 4, 2020Online
Interview to promote the Disabled Voices Anthology by Rebel Media Press.
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
September 16, 2020
How to Parent Like an Autistic is a guide for neurotypical parents of an autistic child. Written by an autistic mom of an autistic child, with additional insight compiled through a survey of autistic parents, this guide helps parents understand the autistic mind. It gives concrete examples and tips to help parents build confidence in their parenting approach. It's a non-judgemental book that feels this unique approach to parenting that many autistic parents share will develop happier and more confident autistic adults.
Written by the disabled community for the disabled community -- a collection of short fiction, memoirs, and poetry from writers around the world. Also features original artwork from artists who identity as disabled. A first of its kind, Disabled Voices captures life as a disabled person: from the bad and ugly, to the good and victorious, and anything in between. Some pieces deconstruct and/or challenge ableism, or embody a spirit of disability and community and activism rather than inspiration for abled people.
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.
Mx. K. Bron Johnson is an Autistic and Hard of Hearing (HoH) self-advocate. They are the founder of Completely Inclusive, a social enterprise consultancy devoted to Inclusion and Accessibility in the workplace. As a Black nonbinary individual of mixed heritage, they bring their lived experience and intersecting identities to all her work, and challenges people to see Disabled People, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and all oppressed or marginalized peoples in a different light. Johnson is also interested in mitigating the effects of Colonialism and Intergenerational Trauma and how we can work together to dismantle systemic inequities in society.
Additional Titles and Affiliations
Lions Club International - Montreal Autism Community
I am a founding member and the Marketing and Communications Chair of the Montreal Autism Community Lions Club.
Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor
The Canadian Mental Health Association. July 2021
Canadian Author's Association - Professional Member as of Jan 2021
My profile can be found here: https://canadianauthors.org/national/view-profile/?member_id=7613
Promo 21 - Board Secretary (March 2019-March 2020)
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 (May 2017-Sept 2020)
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.
Do Great Minds Think Alike? - How (Neuro) Diversity Benefits Everyone
Diversity in Mining - Bits and Bytes info series
virtual , January 28, 2021
ASD Cyber Safe Program
YouTube Live and Twitch, September 18, 2021
How to Create a Completely Inclusive Workplace Culture
CANNEXUS by Ceric, Canada's Career Development Conference
Ottawa, ON, January 27, 2021
Keynote: Intersectional Feminism 101
The Intersections of Women in Leadership
Ryerson University - Ryerson Women in Leadership, September 23, 2020
The Benefits of Inclusive Hiring to Your Bottom Line
The Sustainable Business Development Summit
virtual, April 28, 2020
Keynote: Creating Neuro-Inclusive Workplace Cultures
virtual, April 2, 2020
Keynote Speech: How to Advocate for Wellness in the Workplace
Frame of Mind conference by Autism Job Club and Autism LifePath
DeGroote School of Business, Burlington, Ontario, November 2, 2019
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