Sep 10, 2020
How many times have you stigmatized autistic people, consciously or unconsciously? Maybe you are autistic yourself and you have to deal with the stigma associated with autism? The world would be a much better place if we could all view everyone as unique with or without conditions like autism since they do not define them.
Becca Lory Hector is an autism activist, a consultant, an author and a speaker. She was diagnosed with autism at the age of 36 and has since understood and owned why she is different. She is a real ambassador for autism and now encourages other autistic people to share their stories. She went through half her life without a proper diagnosis and was treated for other mental conditions she didn’t have.
Listen in to learn the importance of being curious about autistic people while eliminating any pre-existing stereotype. You will also learn some important lessons for you to practice as an autistic child-parent.
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Published Writing Samples:
Success: Creating a Life You Don't Need a Vacation From
Published Journal Articles:
“For the Love of Science?”, Lory Hector, B., Autism in Adulthood, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nicolaidis, Mary Ann Leibert Pub, March 2018
“Emotional Support Animals in the United States: Emergent Guidelines for Mental Health Clinicians”, Hoy-Gerlach, J., Vincent, A. & Lory Hector, B., Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, Volume 6, Issue 2, Springer, December 2019
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About Becca Lory Hector
BECCA LORY HECTOR, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on autistic quality of life, her work includes autism/neurodiversity consulting; public speaking engagements; a monthly newsletter, “Monthly Musings”; and a weekly YouTube news show, “Neurodiversity Newsstand. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her free time with her many animals, her husband Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot.