Our peer support moderation team
It energizes the exchanges and suggests topics for discussion that can meet your concerns and your needs. It can also refer you to support organizations and people in the Autism Together Community, or suggest reading material.
However, the moderation team does not screen content submitted by community members.
A community driven by passionate people
The members of our moderation team have a lot of experience in the field of autism. They are all concerned with autism, either as parents of autistic children or adults, relatives, or autistic people themselves.
Many have also completed the “Microprogramme de 1er cycle en santé mentale: mentorat pour pairs aidants”, given by the Université de Montréal. Our community is privileged to count on the expertise of qualified peer helpers.
I am the older sister of a young autistic man and a master’s student at McGill University. Having grown up with a brother with autism, I developed a great sensitivity to the reality of these young people and their families. My goal is to become a neuropsychologist to help them on their journey, but also to share my knowledge and experience to support them as a moderator.
Recently diagnosed with autism as an adult, I want to offer support to those like me who are autistic or have just been diagnosed. Offering this support allows me to better understand and know myself. In addition, it allows me to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a community that is enriched by its exchanges and whose members move together towards a better life. Trained in management and psychology, I am pursuing my studies in the “Microprogramme de 1er cycle en santé mentale: mentorat pour pairs aidants”, offered by the Université de Montréal, to professionalize my approach.
I am a mother of two autistic children, which motivated me to delve into the field of autism more than 10 years ago. When I started, I was a blogger and I mainly shared my difficulties with other parents of autistic children, because I knew nothing about the subject. Since then, I have received a bachelor’s degree in special education with a specialization in autism from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. Currently, I am a candidate for a master’s degree in psychopedagogy at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, with a specialty in neuroeducation. I am proud to put my knowledge and experience at the service of the autistic community by sharing my knowledge, providing training, and working to improve the quality of life of autistic people and their families.
My commitment to the positive recognition of autistic people dates back a dozen years when I discovered that my son and I were autistic. I then sought to better understand the experiences of my autistic peers and their families, in order to find ways to help their social inclusion and to create welcoming, respectful and caring spaces for all. I am proud to be part of several projects, notably as co-founder of the organization Aut’Créatifs “By and for” for autistic adults and the Coalition de parents d’enfants à besoins particuliers du Québec. Currently, I work with the Autism Together team and it’s an honour to contribute to projects to improve the quality of life of autistic people and their families, as well as to promote a better understanding of autism in our society.
Write to our moderation team
Do not hesitate to write to us to:
- Receive technical support. .
- Ask general questions.
We are here for you!
Where to find help
The moderation team does not offer clinical or professional support. The partners of Autism Together Community, including the CHU Sainte-Justine or the health professionals affiliated with it do not provide care either. However, there is help.
The views expressed within this online community are solely attributable to the members. They are not professional recommendations or advice expressed by Autism Together Community or by the CHU Sainte-Justine.
Autism Together Community cannot replace a follow-up with a professional, whether it’s your doctor, your psychoeducator or any other professional who accompanies you.
If you feel you are having difficulty, you can:
- Contact your healthcare professionals.
- Obtain support from the organizations listed in the resource directory.
If it can’t wait…
Autism Together Community is not a crisis service.
For any emergency: contact 911.
For psychosocial help: dial 811 or go to the psychosocial reception of the CLSC of your CISSS or CIUSSS.
See our Moderation Policy to learn how our team works to keep your online community welcoming, safe and open.