Mental Health News Education, Inc., publisher of Autism Spectrum News, is proud to announce that Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS, Autism, Neurodiversity, & Inclusion Consultant/Speaker/Author/Advocate, has become the newest member of the ASN Editorial Board.
Becca Lory Hector was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become a dynamic autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism/neurodiversity/inclusion consulting; public speaking engagements; a monthly blog, “Live Positively Autistic”; a weekly YouTube news show, “Neurodiversity Newsstand,”; and being an Assistant Editor/Feature Writer for Spectrum Women Magazine.
Becca has published multiple articles about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, building understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum. Becca left non-profit to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS), and to open her autism consulting business.
An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her free time with her many animals, her husband Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot. Sir Walter Underfoot travels, does woofing engagements, and has his very own Instagram to help share with the world his life as an ESA to an autistic adult.
Pat Schissel, LMSW, ASN Editorial Board Member and New York Director of AANE, remarked, “Becca is perfect for the Editorial Board and I’m proud to serve with her! She has solid instincts and an excellent feel of timely and valuable information.”
David Minot, Associate Director of MHNE and Publisher of Autism Spectrum News stated, “Becca has been instrumental in developing this issue on Neurodiversity and has been an unofficial advisor for many issues in the past. I look forward to working with Becca in her new role as we continue on our mission of providing a trusted source of science-based information, education, and advocacy for the autism community.”
To see the full listing of the Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board, please visit www.autismspectrumnews.org/about/.