Meet Your Speakers
Philippa is the co-lead of the Autism Treatment Network’s (ATN) family advisory board in Toronto. With twelve years of experience volunteering as a peer mentor and family advisor with the ATN, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and other agencies, she enjoys contributing to the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She strives to enable change and advocate for those who cannot.
Philippa has presented her knowledge and lived experience of autism to a variety of audiences including elementary school classrooms, nurses, clinicians, researchers and pharmaceutical companies. She was instrumental in the development of a toolkit on advocacy for Holland Bloorview and Autism Speaks Canada, and has mentored fellow parents navigating the world of ASD. She has lived in Canada for 15 years and is the mother of three teenage daughters, two who are on the autism spectrum and one who is a young carer.