Liane Holliday Willey, EdD is an internationally-renowned author, keynote speaker on
autism spectrum conditions, communications, and learning diversity.
"Professor Holliday Willey's presentations are engaging, fun, intelligent, poignant and the perfect mix of personal anecdotes and research." Patricia R. Schissel, LMSW, Executive Director, Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association
At 35, Liane was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, and just like that, her life zoomed into focus. Unafraid to tell it like it is, Liane became passionate about refocusing her interests on diversity training. Knowing what it is like to be one smart cookie who nonetheless struggles with multi-tasking, organization, social skills, sensory integration, literal thinking, anxiety, & rigid thinking patterns, Liane gives motivational and educational presentations that take her audiences on a whirlwind tour of how challenging it can be to survive and thrive in a society that doesn’t easily accept those who are different. Relying on her education, her quick wit, a healthy dose of not taking herself too seriously and an unwavering respect for people with challenges, Liane helps her audience better appreciate their clients, coworkers and customers who walk a path just beyond the mainstream. When she is finished sharing her experience and insights, audiences will have a new appreciation for people with differences. And they will have loads of ideas that will help them build an effective atmosphere for improving relationships across all lines of diversity. Do your educators and support staff need continuing education credits and inservice training? Is your community interested in learning how they can support people with autism or learning challenges? Does your company need diversity training? If so, Liane is the speaker for you. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to modify or create a brand new presentation for your group.
Liane holds a Doctorate of Education with a specialty in psycholinguistics and learning style differences. Liane likes to share her experiences of living with Asperger's syndrome with audiences worldwide, bringing positive insight along with the real and not so happy memories she has gathered over the years during her stints as a university professor, writer, manure scooper, french fry maker, community volunteer, wife and mother. Whether she is talking to large groups, leading a small group seminar, writing a book or blog, or serving on a special education board, Liane's goal is to help others understand the importance of accepting differences and individuality.