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I'm Michelle Dawson

When I can, I contribute to or write about autism research. 

I've done this as a volunteer since 2004, when I was given an affiliation with University of Montreal's autism research group. 

I have an h-index but have never attended university as a student. 

In 2013 I was awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Montreal's faculty of Medicine.

In 2014 I was recognized as one of 40 people who have advanced human rights in Quebec in the past 40 years, by Quebec's human rights commission. For an outline in French of what I've done and why, see the information the commission posted.

In 2017, I was awarded the Order of Montreal. For an outline in English of what I've done and why, see the information the city posted. The same information in French is here.