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Hi, I’m Jenn

Welcome to my blog where I share my journey and thoughts as I delve into my research interests in the field of education. While I have a passion for exploring topics such as neurodivergence, inclusive practice, human-centred design, systems change, and collaborative processes, I’m always learning and growing in my understanding. I hope that by sharing my insights, experiences, and challenges, we can all benefit and grow together. Whether you’re an educator, administrator, parent, or student, I believe there is something here for everyone as we strive to create more inclusive and neurodiversity-affirmative learning environments. So, join me on this journey, and let’s learn and grow together in a humble and collaborative way.

I founded BrainsAbound Learning out of a desire to create real, lasting change in education. Through my years of experience as an educator and advocate, I have seen first-hand the impact that inclusive, neurodiversity-affirmative policies and practices can have on students and their families. I believe that all students, regardless of their neurodivergent identities, deserve access to education that recognizes and celebrates them. That’s why I started BrainsAbound – to work with schools, families, educators, administrators, and policymakers to create inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive.

On a personal note, a big part of what really makes this work so meaningful to me is my personal experience as a late-identified autistic adult and a parent to a multiply neurodivergent young person. I understand firsthand the importance of creating inclusive learning environments that affirm neurodiversity and I’ve made it my mission to help schools do just that.