In this interactive webinar, anya, and Stephanie will discuss gender identity and autism, and talk about ways to support your queer and gender-diverse autistic children.
Stephanie is a cis-gender social worker who has years of experience working with autistic youth, teens and adults, and their families.
anya is a non-binary person, consultant, and educator who has years of experience supporting queer and gender-diverse youth, adults, and families in the 2-SLGBTQIA+ community. anya brings a genuine and authentic voice to this discussion to further support families along their journey to understand and affirm their children.
Together, anya and Stephanie will provide you with the language and skills to help you build strategies for supporting, your children to live their authentic selves.
This webinar is appropriate for parents and caregivers of autistic youth as well as professionals working with autistic youth.
Co-speaker: Stephanie Moeser, R.S.W, M.S.W
Stephanie Moeser is a social worker living and working in Peterborough, ON. As a part time faculty at Fleming College, she teaches in the Mental Health and Addictions, Social Service Worker and Developmental Service Worker programs. Originally from Toronto, a focus of Stephanie’s clinical work has been in supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. In her private practice Stephanie provides mental health supports addressing areas of relationships, wellness, and issues related to managing mental health challenges such as anxiety and mood disorders. She has a specialization in supporting autistic students attending post-secondary education, and girls, women and trans and non-binary people on the spectrum.
Over the years Stephanie has presented on the topic of wellness and selfcare to parents/caregivers, people living with disabilities, mental health professionals and allied health professionals. This past month she has provided a series of webinars on this topic for Autism Ontario. She is passionate about the need to talk about feelings and to integrate active compassion into one own’s life, especially during this difficult time.
Co-Speaker: anya gwynne
A second-generation settler living in Nogojiwanong, anya gwynne is a queer and non-binary, writer, parent and facilitator. Over the last 15 years, they have engaged service providers, educators, and the community to build welcoming spaces and improve services for 2S/LGBTQIA+ people, creating authentic opportunities for learning and connection. anya has developed trauma-informed programming and facilitated diverse groups. They are grateful for the opportunity to have worked across Turtle Island with youth and intergenerational communities, witnessing stories of resistance and change.
Disclaimer: Opinions reflected in this webinar are those of the speaker(s) and presenter(s), and do not necessarily reflect Autism Ontario’s views. Please note Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information. Autism Ontario strongly believes that it is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions.