Cole Sorensen is a nonspeaking autistic person, a public speaker, consultant, and educator. He has worked extensively with both disabled young people, their families, and the professionals who support them, with a focus on promoting autonomy, self-determination, dignity of risk, and communication access. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Foundations of Special Education from the University of Minnesota.

Cole, a young, white person with short brown hair, tinted glasses, and a septum piercing.

Family Consultations

Creating support strategies for family members with disabilities.

IEP & Special Education Consultations

Forming IEP Goals that are student-focused and neurodiversity-affirming.

Business Consultations

Identifying access barriers and delivering neurodiversity-affirming recommendations.

Academic Research Consultations

Serving on individual or community board projects relating to autism, I/DD, and/or communication disabilities.

Public Speaking

Providing presentations and trainings to professionals on neurodiversity-affirming best practices with an emphasis on forming concrete strategies.