Vanessa Belvins

Vanessa (they/them) is an autistic parent of three awesome neurodivergent kids and is the author of Parenting Through the Fog, where they write about being autistic, parenting as a wheelchair user, ableism and accessibility issues, LGBTQIA+ rights, and whatever else might come up in their life. They spend countless hours working with parents and caregivers to help improve the lives of autistic children around the world. Vanessa believes “autism awareness” falls short and that the goal should be unconditional acceptance of autistic individuals and providing accommodation for their support needs so that every autistic person can live their most authentic autistic life.