The Autism Research Revolution from the Inside-Out (Virtual) – TC Waisman

  • Nov. 18, 2022, 7:30 pm US/Central
  • TC Waisman, Ed.D., Autism in Adulthood Journal
  • Tickets: $4
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In recent years autism research has been transformed, due in part to the fact that autistic researchers are leading autism research across many scientific disciplines. In this discussion, Dr. TC Waisman shares her perspective as a late-diagnosed autistic individual who is part of the wave of autism researchers working to prioritize research that supports better outcomes for autistics, values intersectional autistic voices from across the lifespan, and inspires meaningful collaboration with the autistic community through all stages of research. The autism research revolution in research is upon us. Find out how many research communities can benefit. 

Dr. Waisman is an Indigenous Pasifika, Nepalese, and South Asian woman who was late-diagnosed as autistic at the age of 48 in 2017. Since her diagnosis, she has been active in the disability rights movement, co-founding the Autistic Researchers Committee of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), developing the Autism Training Academy, which offers online interactive trainings about autism and neurodivergence, and becoming a founding editorial board member of the scientific journal Autism in Adulthood. Waisman was also an inaugural member of the Autistic Researchers Review Board (ARRB) a part of the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), which has worked to ensure that research conducted by AIR-P ultimately aims to improve the health and well-being of autistic people as defined by them. Dr. Waisman attained her master’s degree in leadership and training from Royal Roads University and her doctoral degree in leadership, policy, and governance from the University of Calgary. Most recently, she was the primary author working with 14 international researchers on a study focused on autism and Universal Design training for faculty. Waisman is based in Vancouver Canada where she continues her work coaching leaders, speaking, writing, and training at the crossroads of leadership, autism, neurodivergence, disability rights, Universal Design, and intersectionality.

This talk will be presented virtually on the Zoom platform. Reserve your spot just as you would order a ticket on-line at We will send an email reminder one week before to the talk, and then the Zoom link one day prior.

All times reflect Central Time Zone.  Registration ends at noon on November 18.