Acknowledgements

CIRCA would like to thank the Ministry of Children and Family Development of British Columbia who provided funding for this project.

CIRCA would especially like to thank the following autistic and/or neurodiverse individuals who graciously shared their employment experiences on camera (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Kevin Au
  • Trevor Bodnar
  • David Butler
  • Cedric Chen
  • Bill Connell
  • Keara Farnan
  • Lucas Gates
  • Daniel Misa
  • Kristopher Nelson
  • Henry Nguyen
  • Blake Parkinson
  • Katherine Shadwick
  • Kaitlin Sitko
  • Lucas Taillefer
  • Kayla Tellier

CIRCA would like to acknowledge the contribution of the following individuals – all of whom appear on camera throughout these modules. Their involvement and continued support are greatly appreciated (listed in alphabetical order).

  • Lisa Beecroft – Owner: Gabi and Jules Bakery
  • Mike Cynoroski – Head Golf Professional: Richmond Country Club
  • Daniel Engel – Store Manager: Meridian Farm Market
  • Carey Griffin – Produce Department Manager: Meridian Farm Market
  • Connor Levy – Employment Lawyer: Miller Titerle Law Corporation
  • Annika Lofstrand – Human Resource Professional/Partner: Leda HR
  • Brody McDearmid – Chief Financial Officer: Meridian Farm Market
  • Corey Walker – Autistic Self-Advocate
  • Joseph Yardley – Store Manager: Meridian Farm Market

CIRCA is grateful to the Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) for graciously offering their space for advisory committee meetings, filming interviews, and taking photographs of their inclusive work environment.

CIRCA would like to thank the Sinneave Family Foundation who partnered with this project to develop, distribute and analyze the Cross-Canada Autistic Employee Workplace Survey.

CIRCA is grateful for the dedication of the Employment Advisory Committee.