Project Social Ambassador

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Megan

Location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 30

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.