Making a difference in national conversations about autism, inclusion, and communication
Dr. Edlyn Peña is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Director of the Autism and Communication Center at California Lutheran University. As an award-winning scholar, public speaker, and advocate, Dr. Peña is highly active in supporting autistic students to attend and succeed in college. She also advocates for communication access and choice for nonspeaking and minimally speaking autistic individuals. She is the editor of the book, Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling for the Nonspeaking (2019).