It was in high school that Jill first developed a passionate connection to the autism community. Witnessing the unique strengths of autistic people and the challenges they and their families are faced with led her to become the leader she is today. In 2013 Jill was appointed the role of Executive Director of Autism Speaks Canada. She has put her heart and soul into advocating for a National Autism Strategy, changing policy, improving lifespan services across the country, and educating with the goal of a truly inclusive Canada.
Why we love Jill
We have chosen Jill Farber for the ECHOage Spotlight because she is a tireless leader, an activist and an inspiration to us. For the last decade Jill has devoted herself to improving the lives of children living with Autism in large and small ways. She stops at nothing when it comes to her purpose. In partnership with Autism Speaks for over a decade we've watched Jill's unwavering commitment, her passion and her dedication to her beliefs. We are with her in this commitment to the autism community and we thank her for everything she has done, and everything she will do in the future.
Jill's Favourite Quote
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." –John F. Kennedy