Autistic pioneers to speak at leading industry festival

The creators of Spectrum Singles, the world’s first niche dating and social media site specifically designed for members of the autistic community, are pleased to announce that they well be presenting an interactive workshop at the 7thannual ANCA World Autism Festival in British Columbia, October 3rd. According to ANCA’s website, ANCA’s mission is to “support the natural development of autistic people by providing education and training to autistic individuals, their families, and the community at large”. Speaking about business and how to turn passions into a successful business, Olivia Cantu and Kirsten Fitzpatrick will share their journey and how they turned their desire to connect the global community in order to bring people closer together.

Fitzpatrick said, “The Spectrum Singles community has grown significantly since its launch in 2015. Our goal with the website was to bring our community together through love and friendship; we are well on our way to accomplishing that goal.” Fitzpatrick adds, “ANCA has been a catalyst in helping to bring the global autistic community together and we are honored to have been asked to contribute.”

Taking place over six days, between September 30thand October 5th, the Festival will bring together those working within the autistic community. With a range of workshops run by industry experts, the Festival provides an exclusive learning opportunity while celebrating the autistic community.

The intelligent hub for the global autistic community, Spectrum Singles provides a much needed resource. Offering US and European based users the chance to build real, meaningful relationships based on unique attributes, the innovative website has become an invaluable social platform for those on the spectrum. And it’s not just those looking for love. Those simply looking to make friends can also use the pioneering platform to connect with people near or far.

Cantu said, “The workshop is specifically designed to be fun and interactive, allowing people to get fully-immersed in the ins and outs of starting a business. We hope to inspire attendees to follow their dreams and change their lives.”

Additionally, Olivia and Kirsten, will be appearing in the Fall issue of Naturally Autistic magazine – a magazine that highlights the abilities and talents of autistic people around the world.

To find out more about and how the platform is helping build relationships that last, visit:

Additional information about the Festival can be found here:


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Founded by Olivia Cantu and Kirsten Fitzpatrick, is the world’s first niche dating and social site catering exclusively to members of the autistic community. The site was created by people on the spectrum, for people on the spectrum. Members can take advantage of a unique Spectrum Compatibility Test which matches members based on a variety of spectrum attributes.



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