About

About


 

BECCA LORY, CAS, BCCS was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become an active autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and writer. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism consulting, public speaking engagements, writing a monthly blog, Live Positively Autistic, and the bi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts, Spectrumly Speaking. Becca has published multiple articles about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, 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). Currently the Director of Communications at the Center for Neurodiversity, Becca also sits on the Advisory Board of the Nassau-Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America, the Board of Directors of Different Brains and the Foundation for Life Guides for Autism, the Community Council of AASET (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together), as well as, the Scientific and Community Advisory board of SPARK for Autism. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her time with her partner, Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot.

 

 

When Antonio Hector Jr. isn’t helping his partner in life and work, Becca Lory, run their consulting business, he can be found out and about with their Emotional Support Animal, Walter. As Walter’s main handler, Antonio shares the richness of the autism community and the epic greatness of the human-animal connection with all he meets. As the Director of IT & Social Media at the Center for Neurodiversity, Antonio can be found educating and supporting adults on the autism spectrum through his passion for animals.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sir Walter Underfoot is the very special and awesome, super-pup, Emotional Support Animal (ESA) for Becca Lory and Antonio Hector. When he isn’t providing proprioception on demand or keeping his humans grounded, Walter can be found playing with his fur-sis Penny or any of the other six feline fur-siblings in his pack. When not busy with others, Walter spends his free time, sniffing grass, napping, and chasing balls. While sniffs are his favorite, this renaissance dog is known for his chill demeanor, general happiness, and his big ole floppy ears. Walter also holds the position of Co-ordinator of Emotional Well-being at the Center for Neurodiversity.


 

Becca Lory, CAS BCCS is certified by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) as

a  Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) defined as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services

provided to an individual on the autism spectrum that directly relates to the professionals’ specific scope of practice. 

CASBadgeBecca Lory, CAS BCCS is also certified by International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) as

Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS) defined as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services

provided to an individual with cognitive disorders that directly relates to the professionals’ specific scope of practice.

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