Strive for the next best thing and be accountable to yourself. Find your passion and never look back.
Andrew is an autistic self-advocate with over five years of professional experience helping autistic individuals be empowered in their lives by sharing his experiences in public speaking and freelancing work with organizations. Andrew was the keynote speaker for Autism Connection's 32 Annual Autism Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. Andrew is also in various boards like in AANE (Speaker Bureau) and HAAPE (Autism Expert Board).
His motivation is to better the world out there one day at a time. His adaptive work career allowed him to gain perspectives in the autistic, parent and professional worlds. Andrew believes in collaboration being a key for solving issues with transitioning to adulthood and transportation. He focuses on transportation because it can affect various milestones and can impact both social and work worlds for individuals. He knows how it feels about how limiting it can be to not have a reliable transportation option. Andrew helps individuals find their own path to finding what works for them. After all, each autistic individual has their own needs, and those needs should be embraced. It is why Andrew created the Autism and Driving Resource Database to help them find driving resources in their state.
When not at work, Andrew loves to drive around in Connecticut and Massachusetts states. His favorite places for travel are restaurants (Taffer’s Traven, Junior’s Restaurant), coffee shops, movie theaters, and work conferences. Andrew is a huge lover of iced coffee, which aids him for autism talks and related work. Andrew is also a lover of video games, and he is seen waiting for the next NieR title.