Carly Fox

Biography: Carly Fox (she/her/elle) is a queer, disabled, neurodivergent disability…


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Carly Fox (she/her/elle) is a queer, disabled, neurodivergent disability advocate based out of Ottawa, Canada. Fox draws from her personal experience with physical/psychosocial disabilities and neurodivergence and her professional experience in Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to raise awareness of systemic ableism, challenge oppressive structures, and pursue cooperation with disabled advocates around the world in order to realize the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities within her lifetime.

Fox is currently the International Chair for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), the Communications and Partnerships Director for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), and an International Development and Globalization student at University of Ottawa. Fox recently served on the Canadian Delegation to the 15th and 16th Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and represented CCD at the 2022 Global Youth Disability Summit.

Carly Fox Disability Advocacy offers events, trainings, and consultations designed to guide diverse audiences through understandings of disability to move past disability awareness towards acceptance. Fox offers compassionate, empathetic, and empowering spaces designed to allow for exploration and authentic discussion while maintaining safe and inclusive environments. For more information on available services, please visit


Presentation: To Adulthood and Beyond: Navigating Transitions to Adult Health Care, Post-Secondary Education, and the Work Force

This presentation guides attendees through Fox’s own experience navigating transitions from adolescence to adulthood in health care, education, and employment settings with invisible physical disabilities and neurodivergence. With takeaways and insights for self-advocates, parents and caregivers, and support providers, this session can resonate with anyone passionate about youth representation, life transitions, and living your best life at every stage!