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Everyone was beyond impressed with Tara. Her content could not have been more spot on, as to what our attendees needed to hear and learn. Also, her presentation style was superb – engaging, energetic and educational – it doesn’t get much better than that!
I can honestly say that I have met none other as capable and talented as Tara in the important work she does. She is a credit to her profession, and an invaluable resource to the student movement.
I have seen Tara display tremendous sensitivity, respect, and insight into how young people with ASD navigate the world. She has a quirky, collegial, relatable, thorough approach to problem-solving, and as evidenced by her work on the pilot project, she is a practical, experimental risk taker. Without these traits, the pilot project would never have been as successful and impactful as it is now.
Tara has set an example of what stellar support for ASD should look like in our respective colleges, given funding support, and so for that, I thank her for blazing trails. I heard Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, once say that Autism is deep and difficult and deserves our best thinking”. To me, Tara Connolly is one of our finest thinkers on the matter.