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Mx. Kelly Bron Johnson

Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, Sensitivity Reader, Keynote Speaker, Completely Inclusive

Diversity and Inclusion, Disability, Autistic, Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces, Sensitivity Reading, Writer

Media

Kelly Bron Johnson - CANIE Scotiabank Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist 2021

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

Sharing the Spectrum Podcast: Episode 1 - Kelly Bron Johnson introduces Autism Canada

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Autism Canada’s new podcast, Sharing the Spectrum. Today we welcome Kelly Bron Johnson.

You Can't Ask That - Episode 4 Trailer

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.

Autism Live September 16, 2019

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

URL: https://globalnews.ca/video/7659476/autism-specific-cyber-security-safety-lessons

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

MSNTelevision

URL: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/lifestylegeneral/advocating-for-inclusion-in-the-workplace/vi-BBVwRJ9

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 TelevisionTelevision

URL: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/you-cant-ask-that/season-1/episode-4/38e815a-010f385fad1

CBC series called You Can't Ask That! Autism episode.

Advocating for Inclusion in the Workplace

Completely Inclusive on Breakfast Television MontrealTelevision

URL: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/advocating-for-inclusion-in-the-workplace/

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

URL: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/full-show-episode-382/id1235751531?i=1000533109867

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

URL: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Ta7o9gHJBpvva9MP2ju0m

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

Intersections on The Spectrum, January 20, 2021Radio/Podcast

URL: http://intersectionsonthespectrum.com

The Intersections on The Spectrum Podcast was created by Doug Blecher and Kelly Bron Johnson to highlight and amplify those on the autistic spectrum living in intersectionality.

The Workplace Communication Podcast, November 30, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://lindsaylapaquette.com/024-getting-comfortable-with-diversity-in-the-workplace-with-kelly-bron-johnson/

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

URL: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVjYXRhbHlzdHNob3cuY29tL2ZlZWQueG1s/episode/c2FtYW50aGFrcmlzLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2NkOTI4NmUwLTgyNmItMzhjYy1hMDY3LWU3ZGZiNTM3NTQxZA?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiAyobWiantAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQBA&hl=en-CA

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

URL: https://anchor.fm/thewaywework/episodes/Acknowledgment-and-first-steps-with-Kelly-Bron-Johnson-of-Completely-Inclusive-emp5mp

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

URL: https://www.ami.ca/category/2451/recent_episodes

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

URL: https://anchor.fm/autism-personal-coach/episodes/Autism-Stories-Kelly-Bron-Johnson-eg1n4s/a-a2ivcnd

“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

URL: https://m.soundcloud.com/inspirationsnews/living-with-autism-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

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

URL: https://autismcanada.podbean.com/e/kelly-bron-johnson-introduces-autism-canada-and-autism-awareness/

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!

Roaming Henry Podcast

Roaming Henry, February 19, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://lnns.co/cTqVGzSu2RA

Interview with Kelly Bron Johnson discussing her work within the disabled community.

Autism Stories: Kelly Bron Johnson

Autism Personal Coach / Autism Stories, November 11, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: https://anchor.fm/autism-personal-coach/episodes/Autism-Stories-Kelly-Bron-Johnson-e8tt2v

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

URL: https://chewigem.podbean.com/e/should-autism-parents-listen-to-autistic-peoples-experiences-more-sensory-matters-57/

Should Autism parents listen to Autistic people's experiences more, since they have been through it first hand?

Son’s autism an incentive for activist to create supportive solutions

Why all grocery stores should offer quiet hours

Broadview Magazine, September 9, 2020Online

URL: https://broadview.org/grocery-stores-sensory-friendly-hours/

They don't only help autistic people, says this writer with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Quoted in article.

Advocate Profile - Kelly Bron Johnson

Disarming DisabilityOnline

URL: https://www.disarmingdisability.com/post/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

Reflections on disability culture and identity from the contributors of the Disabled Voices Anthology

All Lit Up, May 4, 2020Online

URL: https://alllitup.ca/Blog/2020/Reflections-on-disability-culture-and-identity-from-the-contributors-of-the-Disabled-Voices-Anthology

Interview to promote the Disabled Voices Anthology by Rebel Media Press.

Completely Inclusive Founder Kelly Johnson on Uplifting Disabled Folk through Open-mindedness

Metrolinx tells GO bus drivers to spit out gum if asked by passenger triggered by sound

‘It has made me a better person’: What it’s like to raise a child with autism

Global NewsOnline

URL: https://globalnews.ca/news/5117528/parenting-autism-help-how-to/

Quote in article about autism services.

Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son

Huffington Post, March 10, 2014Online

URL: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/authentically-autistic-like-mother-like-son_b_5775716

Autobiographical article, 2014

We Asked 5 Canadian Women About What It’s Like to Date With Autism

Flare Magazine, September 25, 2017Online

URL: https://www.flare.com/sex-and-relationships/dating-with-autism/

Interview from 2017

Long Term Savings Plans Are in Jeopardy for Canadians with Disabilities

Macleans, December 7, 2017Online

URL: http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/long-term-savings-plans-are-in-jeopardy-for-canadians-with-disabilities/

Interview conducted in Parliament about the DTC

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Haliburton Now, October 1, 2018Online

URL: https://www.myhaliburtonnow.com/28690/canadians-celebrating-autism-awareness-and-acceptance-month/

Interview for Autism Awareness Month 2018

How to Parent Like an Autistic
by K.Bron Johnson
self published
September 16, 2020
978-0-9780305-2-0

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.

Disabled Voices Anthology
by sb.smith
Rebel Mountain Press
March 11, 2020
1775301958

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.

Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism
by Elizabeth Bartmess (Editor)
Autistic Press
October 5, 2018
1938800079

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)
DragonBee Press
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.

Biography

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.

Past Talks

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

DisInfoSec 2021

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

iNOD 2020

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

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/5-quick-wins-to-improve-workplace-accessibility-and-diversity-tickets-58794672448?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Montreal, April 11, 2019

Expertise

  • Sensitivity Reader
  • Hard of Hearing (HoH)
  • Actually Autistic
  • Autism
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Disabilities
  • Accessible and inclusive workplaces

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