SXSW 2018!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at SXSW in March 2018, alongside Dr. Heidi Stieglitz Ham, the Founder/CEO of Spectrum Fusion.

I’m looking forward to this great opportunity!


SXSW 2018 PanelPicker Voting Now Opened!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve submitted a proposal to speak at SXSW 2018 and that voting is now opened.

My proposal is titled:

Find Hidden Talent: Autism in the Global Workplace

For this presentation, my co-presenter is Dr. Hedi Stieglitz Ham, Founder/CEO of Spectrum Fusion, an innovative think-tank and initiative for adults with autism, headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Click on this link, to vote for our presentation to help our goal of speaking at SXSW 2018:

Voting is FREE and ends on August 25!

Thanks for the support!



EPIC Videos with Dr. Tony Attwood!

When I was 8 years old, I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. The very first book that my Mom read about Asperger’s, was by world renowned Asperger’s expert, Dr. Tony Attwood.

Tony actually lives right here in Brisbane.

Recently, I had the chance to help create and film a three-part video series with Tony, related to employment, through a collaboration with my workplace, EPIC Assist.

Here are the three videos, which I am very proud to have been a part of!

Share them around the world!!

From Fargo to OZ!

I had a big life change recently. I moved to Australia!

Last Friday, I stepped off a plane at about 7am in Brisbane, Australia, ready to begin my new life in OZ, down under.

  For the next year, I’ll be here in Australia working for an organization called EPIC Assist as a Recruting Consultant and continuing my speaking and autism advocacy work. As a Recruting Consultant, I will help people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, find and maintain meaningful employment after they finish University.

I’m blessed to have been given this opportunity and am honored to be in such a beautiful country.

Over the next several months, I will share in my journey in Australia and hope to highlight some of the great people I meet along the way.

Cheers Mate, as the say here!



Final Day, Europe 2015, Day 10!

Good Afternoon from Iceland!

I’m currently at the airport in Reykjavik, about to end my Europe adventure and head back to Fargo.

This morning I spent some time by the water at the harbor, ate at an Icelandic hot dog stand once visited by Bill Clinton and I even shopped at an Icelandic grocery store to get a snack bag of dried fish and some Icelandic chocolate bars. The hot dog is actually made of lamb, as that’s a big thing here in Iceland. I had two hot dogs and they were really good!

I wasn’t crazy about the dried fish but did enjoy the chocolate!

When I went to the harbor, I was by the Icelandic Performing Arts Center, which had a neat design.

My entire trip has been amazing and I hope to one day return to Iceland to see the many other great sights the country has to offer!

Until the states…

-The ZEZ