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.
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 Discusses How to Include Neurodivergence in the Workplace.
Kelly Bron Johnson From Completely Inclusive Discusses Common Inexpensive Workplace Accomodations.
Kelly Bron Johnson From Completely Inclusive Discusses Neuro Inclusive Accessibility.
Kelly Bron Johnson from Completely Inclusive is interviewed on Autism Live, Sept 16, 2019
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 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.
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 (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.
The Benefits of Inclusive Hiring to Your Bottom Line
The Sustainable Business Development Summit
virtual , April 28, 2020
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