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Kelly Johnson

Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, Completely Inclusive

Diversity and Inclusion, Disability, Autistic, Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces

Media

Autism Live September 16, 2019

Kelly Bron Johnson from Completely Inclusive is interviewed on Autism Live, Sept 16, 2019

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.

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

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

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.

Past Talks

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

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