Heather Brown

Participates in 1 Session
Dr. Heather Brown was originally trained as an elementary school teacher, but she is now an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Education Psychology at the University of Alberta where she teaches undergraduate courses on how to best support students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom. Her research program originally focused on the academic achievement of students with autism and her work examining their writing skills was recognized by the prestigious Pursuit Award for outstanding work in childhood disability research from Holland Bloorview’s Research Institute. Currently, her research program has expanded to examine what it means to thrive for individuals with autism. She aims to create reasonable expectations around what a “well-functioning” person with autism looks like and to highlight all the ways in which people with autism are already thriving. In doing so, her research is poised to empower individuals with autism to be more self-confident in their neurodiversity and to develop a better understanding of the factors that most support their well-being.

Sessions in which Heather Brown participates

Friday 14 February, 2020

Time Zone: MDT/Mountain Time (US & Canada)
8:45 AM
8:45 AM