Dr. TC Waisman (they/them) was diagnosed at 48-years-old which resulted in changes to their career path. Pre-diagnosis, TC’s career focused on executive leadership coaching and leadership training. Certified as a coach in 1998, they have trained and coached leaders in healthcare, government, and education. Since their diagnosis, TC attained their doctoral degree in leadership, policy, and governance at the University of Calgary with a research focused on how higher education leaders, faculty members, and staff can enhance services and outcomes for autistic students in higher education. They are also co-leading a cross-institutional collaborative study evaluating autism and Universal Design (UD) training for faculty with Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch. TC is the co-founder of the Autistic Researchers Committee at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), an editorial board member of the Autism in Adulthood journal, and an advisory board member of the Sinneave Family Foundation's Autism College Prep program for Autistic individuals transitioning into post-secondary education.TC has developed a series of online asynchronous micro-trainings for educators, healthcare professionals, and governmental employees to learn about autism and UD applications that can benefit all stakeholders. She is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who triages higher education policies and practices that affect Autistic students. TC is an Indigenous South Pacific Islander and Nepalese non-binary woman living in Canada with her partner Dean and their adult daughter Sunshine. TC is proud to serve the Autistic community on the Autistic Researchers Review Board at AIR-P.