When her son was going through the autism diagnosis, Rebecca Hyder, began to blog about the experience and soon developed close connections with the international autism community from whom she received much love and support.
I understood Asperger’s so much better when I began to read books by authors who were themselves on the Autism Spectrum.
Her family’s understanding of the diagnosis had a positive, hopeful turnaround when she read Asperkids – An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer O’Toole. The two connected and now have what Rebecca describes as a “lasting and dynamic relationship.”
Jennifer is her first major client, booking her for international speaking engagements. Jennifer encouraged Rebecca to use her talents to curate and bring together individuals who speak about the Autism Spectrum (and related areas) so organizations looking for speakers can find them on one, convenient space.
Her Speaking of Difference website recently launched and it showcases a growing list of talented and creative spectrum speakers. Here one can read about speakers’ work, their published books or businesses and their speaking topics.
My journey of learning through the experience and knowledge of those who are themselves on the Autism Spectrum is what makes me so firmly committed to helping bring authentic voices of difference to as wide an audience as possible. It is those voices that helped me see life through my son’s eyes instead of expecting him to see life through mine.
I’m proud to announce that Jonathan and I are members of Speaking of Difference! Yes, we’re taking our acts on the road. So if you are looking for speakers for your next event…from pure entertainment to a sharing of our ‘life on the spectrum’ experiences…CHECK OUT OUR PROFILE for a sampling of our topics.