Associate Researcher, Faculty at Capilano University
Aneta Stolba is a dedicated Research Associate passionate about advancing the understanding of autism and promoting inclusive education. Currently pursuing an EdD at Ontario Tech University, Aneta’s dissertation tentatively titled “Critical Analysis of Online Discourse on Autism: Exploring Validity Claims and Knowledge Constitutive Interests of Autism Organizations,” examines the dynamics of online autism discourse. She holds an MEd from the same institution, where her thesis, “Generative Mechanisms of the Online Social Engagement of Autistic Adults and Adolescents: A Realist Synthesis of Literature Through the Lens of The Self-Determination Theory,” showcased her expertise in the field. Aneta’s commitment to disability advocacy is reflected in her BA project at Ontario Tech University, “Increasing Employer Capacity for Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities.” Her teaching experience at various institutions and involvement in community service further demonstrates her dedication to fostering inclusivity and empowering individuals with diverse abilities. Her notable publications, extensive language proficiency, and adeptness in computer skills make her a valuable asset in her research pursuits and educational endeavours. Her work and contributions have earned her several prestigious awards, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Board of Governor’s Pathway Award, and recognition on the President’s Honours List.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Accessibility, Accommodations, Student-teachers’ digital preparedness, and Equity Diversity Inclusion.