A reflection on self-regulation and neuro-conceal — Emma van der Klift


Emma van der Klift is an Autistic speaker and advocate within the disability rights community. With her husband and partner Norman Kunc, she travels extensively throughout North America and abroad providing in-service and other training in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, conflict resolution and other disability rights issues. She has written for numerous journals, contributed to edited anthologies and co-written a book with Norman Kunc titled Being realistic isn’t realistic: Collected essays on disability, identity, inclusion and innovation (2019). Her most recent book is Talk to me: What educators (and others) can learn about de-escalation from hostage negotiators (2019). Emma holds a master’s degree in conflict management and analysis, and is a certified mediator and negotiator.