Speaking and Consulting Services
Jules Edwards is an Anishinaabe writer, gardener, accountant, and disability justice advocate. She is a neurodivergent parent of neurodivergent children. Experiencing disability through multiple lenses has helped her to help others.
She writes as “Autistic, Typing” on her website and social media. Her first book, I Will Die On This Hill: Autistic Adults, Autism Parents, and the Children Who Deserve a Better World, was co-written with Meghan Ashburn.
Jules’ professional development includes a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) National Training Director Council fellowship, and Wilder Foundation Community Equity Program (CEP) fellowship.
Learning about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is the most important thing that organizations can do to build stronger ecosystems.
Topics that Jules present include:
Neurodiversity and neurodiversity-affirming practices
Culturally responsive care work
Parenting neurodivergent children
Education and workplace inclusion
Access, accessibility, and universal design
Disability advocacy, including self advocacy and allyship
Conflict management and effective communication
To inquire about speaking or consulting work, please use Calendly or Contact.
Presentations with Meghan Ashburn
Meghan and Jules, co-authors of I Will Die On This Hill, present together to share their experiences as parents of autistic children.
Whether your event is for parents seeking information and support, educators hoping for new insights, or professional development, they can meet the needs of your audience.
Training? For sure.
If you want to make the world a better place… that’s what they’re here for.
They are also frequent podcast guests. Check them out on The Uniquely Human Podcast, Learn Play Thrive Podcast, and Shifting The Narrative Podcast.
Whether your audience would like to learn some basics, or if they’re ready for a complex discussion, Jules presents on a variety of disability-related topics virtually or in-person.
Past audiences include: professional conferences, parent groups, employer groups, and community groups.
Introduction to Autistic Culture
Learn about how autistic people have forged a culture over time.
Flourishing at Work: Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace
A culture of inclusion is an investment into those work relationships.
Disability Justice… And You!
Learn about the origins of the disability justice movement, and how you fit in.
Integrating Indigenous Knowledge with Modern Supports
Culturally responsive care includes designing and adapting support to meet the needs of diverse communities.
The best part of neurodiversity is the diversity!
All of Jules’ presentations are tailored to the audience. Specialized presentations can be commissioned to meet the needs of your audience. Gardening references included as a bonus!
Is your organization prepared to identify opportunities for improvement? Is your organization ready to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices?
Jules provides consulting services to organizations seeking to create healthier education and workplace ecosystems. Symbiotic relationships are a foundation of a thriving environment. Disabled and abled people benefit from inclusion. Understanding accessibility as a commitment, rather than a checklist, ensures that inclusion is a practice. Culturally responsive environments ensure that everyone is welcomed and celebrated.
Assessing opportunities for improvement is a starting point.
Strategic planning identifies goals and action steps.
Planning and implementing best practices is next.
Evaluation allows for continued growth and improvement.