Location: Ontario, Canada
College: Ryerson University
Profession: Child and Youth Practitioner
Biography: My name is Megan, and I’m a small-town country girl. My hobbies include reading, writing and going to country music concerts! I was diagnosed with NVLD when I was 7 years old. I was continually told from a young age from psychologists and teachers “I wouldn’t amount to anything” and to “never consider post-secondary education.” I continually felt the weight of indifference and was segregated within various special educational classrooms. I’m a graduate of the Child & Youth Worker program from Cambrian College, and I’m currently pursuing my degree (BA) in Disability Studies at Ryerson University along with a certificate in Aboriginal Knowledge & Experiences. I own a business called Beautiful Minds which offers a neurodiversity perspective on learning disabilities.
What has influenced you the most in life and why? My Special Education teacher from grade 7 & 8, Mrs. R, who saw my strengths and looked beyond my NVLD label. She empowered me to become the best version of myself and advocated for me.
NVLD BLOG POSTS:
- The Irony of Having Non-Verbal Learning Disability
- Dear Mom & Dad With Love
- A Blessing in Disguise
- My Not So Sweet 16: NVLD & Driving
- How Having NVLD was Used as a Vehicle of Empowerment to Launch my Dream Business
- Accommodations Should Never Validate My Worth
- Every Student with NVLD Needs a Champion
- NVLD and Embracing My Sixth Sense: Auditory Memory
- What’s Everyone Laughing About? I Just Don’t Get It!
- Leaning Into My Vulnerability with NVLD
- 25 Things I Learned with NVLD in My 20’s
- Leaning On Faith As My Anchor
- Spreading Your Wings
- Holiday Frenzy with NVLD
- Crip Time Is Necessary For My Survival