Elizabeth Bell, Occupational Therapist
Elizabeth J. Bell, is a registered occupational therapist practicing since 1991 in paediatrics. Her passion and interest in human development and neurology lead to her continued training in sensory integration and work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
She also trains occupational therapy/physiotherapy assistant students, mentors occupational therapists and often has high school and university students shadow or volunteer their time in clinic or local schools.
Penny Gill, President, Cooking with Autism
Since the mid-1980’s Penny has devoted her life to working with her son, who has autism, and with several committees and organizations dedicated to serving those with special needs. She has presented at numerous workshops, legislative hearings, and conferences, including as a key-note speaker. Penny has published articles on educating those with autism and, more recently, on autism and nutrition.
Penny created and incorporated the Autism/PDD Family Alliance, which has been providing educational services and resources to adults and adolescents with autism since 2001. Its flagship program is the cooking school. Penny oversees the day-to-day operations of the charity on a strictly volunteer basis.
Laura Hutchison, more info to follow