About Katie

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, 2012


I’m Katie, and I have traveled to I have traveled to 18 countries on all seven continents. I spent two summers in Russia and lived in Uganda for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. More recently, I traveled solo to Australia and India for two months.

When I was younger, I never imagined myself traveling abroad, but once I started I was hooked, and it has changed my life in so many great ways. With the Autistic Travel Coach, I want to help other autistic people transform their lives through travel. It doesn’t have to be that far outside your comfort zone or obliterate your budget, despite what others may tell you.

When I’m not traveling, I manage the Ann Arbor Autistic Adults meetup group and I recently launched a nonprofit, Full Spectrum Agency for Autistic Adults. We aim to provide programs and services that help autistic adults become less isolated and depressed and enrich their lives through social activities with other autistic adults, group outings, arts and music, and other activities that bring joy without overwhelming the senses.

I am also the founder & CEO of Oswald Consulting. We work with nonprofits and social enterprises to help achieve their mission through strategic fundraising efforts, program evaluation, and capacity building.

Please reach out at AutisticTravelCoach@gmail.com if you are interested in travel and are not sure how to start. I can help you!