Meet Michelle

Michelle is an Australian writer, speaker, and neurodiversity rights advocate, with a background in education and psychology.

Michelle is part of a neurodiverse family, with neurodivergences including autism, bipolar, depression, anxiety, sleep challenges and sensory sensitivities. Michelle identifies as Autistic.

Michelle writes on a variety of topics, including neurodiversity, identity, autism, depression, self care, human rights, injustice, inclusion, acceptance, homeschooling, parenting, advocacy, and occasionally chickens and gardening.

Michelle’s first book The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children was published in 2015 by Autonomous Press.

Michelle’s writing is published in numerous places online: “Respectfully Connected” group blogging project, Aussie Mum Network, Huffington Post.

Michelle is involved in advocacy and peer support work with Autistic Families International (learn more about Michelle’s involvement here), All Means All (learn more about Michelle’s involvement here), and NeuroDiversity Connect (learn more about Michelle’s involvement here) .

Michelle is available for peer support and mentoring, and to speak and conduct workshops on a variety of topics. Click here for more information.

To contact Michelle directly please email