"...speaks from first-person experience..."
“Stephen is a spellbinding presenter. He speaks from first-person experience and has a wealth
of information to share regarding his personal research into the social challenges of autism.
I have invited him as a presenter at my university and advocacy organization conferences —
with wonderful and inspiring results. I highly recommend Stephen.”
Dr. Beverley Evans
Professor, Lesley University
"...funny while engaging the audience in serious topics."
“Stephen is an outstanding speaker! His insight about his life experiences and the
impact that societal understanding of Autism have had on his life are immeasurable.
I have heard Stephen speak many times, and I learn something new from him every time.
He is funny while engaging the audience in serious topics. He has a wealth of knowledge and
tailors his presentations to your organization’s needs. His presentations encourage
self-reflection and compassion. I highly recommend Stephen!”
Sneha Kohli Mathur, Ph.D, BCBA
USC Faculty, Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
"...an inspiration to children and adults alike..."
“Stephen has an amazing story to tell about growing up with autism.
He is an inspiration to children and adults alike, as he shares his
high school, college and graduate school experiences.”
Lori Kauffman Faison, M.Ed.
Director of Inclusion, Lawrence Family JCC
in San Diego, CA
"...knowledgeable, entertaining, provocative, and gracious."
“Stephen Hinkle is a fantastic presenter! He is knowledgeable, entertaining,
provocative, and gracious. Additionally, he models many exemplary teaching practices
when he presents. Stephen’s experiences as a student with a disability
combined with his advanced course work in education and disability studies
make him exceptionally qualified to present.”
Dr. Richard A. Villa
President, Bayridge Consortium, Inc.
"...does an excellent job blending his experience with current research..."
“Stephen is an annual presenter in both our Special Education and Speech Language Pathology departments
at California State University San Marcos. His insights, perspectives, and passionate speaking style
are always well-received by candidates. Stephen does an excellent job blending his experiences with
current research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and disability studies and policy. He can educate and inspire!“
Jodi Robledo, Ph.D, BCBA
Associate Director, School of Education
California State University San Marcos
"...intriguing and sincere."
Elementary School Teacher