Timotheus "T.J." Gordon, Jr.
Image: Light brown skinned, smiling African-American male with dark brown eyes, black shirt, purple tie, black framed eyeglasses, and black locs riding a public transportation bus.
Contact Timotheus: tgordo7 at uic.edu
Timotheus "T.J." Gordon Jr. is an autistic self-advocate, activist, social media enthusiast, and writer in the Chicagoland area, who focuses on autism acceptance in the African Diaspora, police violence towards people with disabilities, diverse learning, and disability culture. He is the creator of the Black Autist, a Tumblr blog where he explores and promotes works related to autism and disability acceptance in the African Diaspora. Gordon is currently a Master's Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pursuing the degree in disability and human development.
Master's Thesis: Using Autism as a Superpower
Illinois Lend, May 2017: Practicing Fitness as an Autistic Adult
NOS Mag, February 2017: Remembering Stephon Watts Is Essential to Neurodiversity
Timotheus is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and photography
Additional communication availability: Phone, chat, videoconference, face-to-face in the Chicagoland area
Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (basic)