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 Wanda K. Deschamps

Wanda is the founder and principal of Liberty Co – a consultancy focused on increasing the participation level of the Neurodiverse population in the workforce with a special emphasis on autism due to Wanda’s own diagnosis at midlife. Her approach is centered on the IDEA (Inclusion-Diversity-Equity-Accessibility) framework and highlights inclusive leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and employee retention.

A champion for inclusion, she enjoys speaking and writing under the banner of the Inclusion Revolution, a worldwide movement launched in 2018 to spearhead broader thinking about disability, especially disability employment. As part of this, Wanda is a proud advocate for women with autism, including as an advisor and participant in research into autistic women’s experiences in the workplace.

Prior to founding Liberty Co, Wanda enjoyed a twenty-five year career in the philanthropic sector serving as a consultant for KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc), a leading Canadian fundraising consultancy as well as an institutional development leader.

Outside of work she relishes time with family and friends, exercising and reading biographies, as well as books about history and current affairs.

Wanda lives in Waterloo, Ontario with her husband and their two sons.

A Strengths-Based Approach to Neurodiversity

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“We’re not the problem. Autistics, neurodivergent individuals, persons with disabilities, we’re not a problem. The problem is exclusion, the problem is barriers. Let’s take down those barriers and I can guarantee that it’s not just good for us, it’s good for everyone.”