Meet Our Board

What We Stand For

We are an autism focused / autism driven social group for autistic adults who are 18+ and independent. Why? Because sometimes you just need to find the right tribe to hang out with and you need a little help finding it.

Our Board is 60% autistic and our incredible ASD members are the ones who come up with some of our best ideas. We are open to all kinds of skills sets and ideas so if you’re interested in joining us, get in touch!

Our Board currently meets once a month but we are changing that schedule. The plan is to have six board meetings a year with a minimum of 4 to attend in order to remain an active board member. We will continue to meet every month but now every other meeting will just be for a lovely, social dinner and optional to attend.

Kyle Cooper

Board Member

I am interested in:

  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gaming
  • Biking

Justin DeMone

Board Member

I am on this board because I want to show other folk on the autism spectrum that they have the power to create a life that they feel excited to live, even if it scares them. I have also found fulfillment and joy in being with people who think like me, working to make a difference. 

I am 22 years old and work at The Home Depot while living with my parents. I would have a lot of regret if I grew old and this never changed. I am on a spiritual path of self-discovery and healing. I am saving money right now to go to Germany because I want to live with the Shaolin Monks to learn from them and their way of life. In the meantime I am enrolled in an online course by Shaolin Temple Europe to learn Qi Gong. 

Paulette Goddard

Board Member

Paulette, through her business Calm Spectrum Consulting has supported individuals with autism in gaining employment, job coaching and skills needed to move forward in life:

  • executive functioning skills
  • how to succeed in college and university
  • anxiety management

She has supported individuals with autism as a coach and consultant forever 30 years.

Diana Hammond

Board Member

I am a Certified Professional Accountant holding a CPA, CMA designation.

I am an avid fitness enthusiast who used to hold Canadian National Powerlifting records and is currently a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

I also enjoy my cat, Disney, movies, games, music, cars, hiking and reading.

Could this be you?

Board Member

 

Natalie Keleman

Occupation

My interests include:

  • Sewing / Crafts
  • Fashion
  • Art (Painting, Sculpture, Photography)
  • Designing
  • Decorating Jewels / Jewelry / Trinkets
  • Hosting Parties
  • Baking (Confectionary in General)
  • Media (Fantasy, Comedy, Animation)
  • Mythology / Magic
  • Dreams
  • Animals
  • Music (Pop, EDM, Classic Rock, OST)
  • Dancing / Partying
  • Entertaining
  • Interacting and Charity

Norma Mullen

 Board Member

Dynamic HR Generalist with five years of experience working with key accounts. Proven customer service skills demonstrated through customer retention and strong working relationships.

Dedicated fan of Disney, the ever amazing fur pal Jackson and a continuous learner of many things.

 

Elizabeth Plouffe

Board Member

Hi I’m Elizabeth
I’m the co-founder of SocialiiASD and the proud Momma of an autistic son.
My interests include: reading, baking, Marvel movies, watching Bob Ross, hiking and volunteering.

Aidan Dowsett

Board Member

I enjoy playing Magic the Gathering, D&D, video games, going outdoors and hanging out with my pets. I have three dogs named Bella, Chewy, and Artie. My favourite activities to do outdoors is camping, hiking, and kayaking. Magic the Gathering is a trading card game that I have played for 9 years.

I want to be a part of SocialliiASD is to meet up with people that are just like me and to be able to do fun activities with them.

Our Previous Board Members

We are fortunate to have many amazing folks on our Board and many folks who are now past members. Thank you for helping to shape SASD and Autism Job Club!

Fern Johnson

Board Member

Hi I’m Fern and I live with autism, disability, and my amazing service dog Edison. I’m kind of a Jack of all trades in terms of hobbies and skills (art, cooking , crocheting, and nature loving) and I like to think I’m kind of funny.

I am a part of SocialliiASD because I want people to know “a different kind of autism” it looks different for everyone on the spectrum and everyone has different needs , I want to use my voice and point of privilege to make the world a better place.

Interested in learning more?

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