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Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Moira Peña is an occupational therapist, national and international presenter who is passionate about equipping occupational therapy practitioners and. other health care and education professionals with neurodiversity-affirming and strengths-based practice knowledge & skills that best support autistic people.

Moira works at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with children and youth on the autism spectrum and is the creator & host of Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit.

Moira is an Expert Hub Team member of the ECHO Ontario Autism Program and ECHO Autismo Neurodiversidad Argentina which aim to further develop paediatricians’, school psychologists’, teachers & allied health professionals’ skills to screen, diagnose (if applicable) and best address the needs of autistic children and their families. 

Moira holds credentials from the STAR (Sensory Therapies and Research) Institute for Sensory Processing and is a certified Solution-Focused Healthcare Facilitator & Coach       (C-SFHCF.). She is a published author and researcher in The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Moira is a Lecturer (Status Appointment) in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and an Authorized Provider of Professional Development by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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