Susan Cosgrove is a single parent of three children with neurodevelopmental disorders, proudly raising her unique family in the spirit of neurodiversity.
As an active advocate in Toronto, Susan is focused on family-centred research and healthcare with an interest in using knowledge translation techniques to empower parents to share their unique family stories.
She sits on advisory panels through the Autism Treatment Network and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has presented at Canadian conferences and shared her family story on national media. Recently, susan and her oldest son had the opportunity to share their story at the United Nations Conference of the State Parties on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York City. Susan is CHILD-BRIGHT Research Network’s first professional parent mentor.