Founder of Speaking Autism Canada, Linda Mastroianni nominated for Wego Health Award

Linda MastroianniLinda Mastroianni is an Autism advocate and founder of Speaking Autism Canada. Autism Daily Newscast are delighted to share that Linda has been nominated for a 4th Annual Wego Health Award, under the ‘Advocating for Another’ category.

The website states:

‘There are lots of reasons why Health Activists get involved in advocacy – but this particular group of advocates has a special inspiration: their loved one. Though these advocates may not personally experience a chronic health condition, they tirelessly raise awareness and have an up-close-and-personal perspective that is invaluable. They are caregivers: children of, siblings of, parents of, significant others of, or friends of patients – who work hard to make the world better for patients like their loved one. Not only do they dedicate their time caring for someone in-person, they also support others in the online health community through their blogs, sites, and social media presences. They truly prove that caregivers and parents need to be at the table alongside patients when it comes to changing healthcare for the better.’

We have previously written about Linda and our article can be found here. We got in touch with Linda to ask how she feels about being nominated and she told us:

“I am truly honored to have been nominated for a  Wego Health Award.   Wego Health is a platform where health activists can connect and share content with the intent of helping others in their community.  Giving back to the autism community has always been my purpose and main objective.   To assist others any way that I can is what makes me happy and having been recognized but such an incredible organization is amazing!  I feel immensely grateful and humbled by the nomination.”

We would personally like to congratulate Linda on her nomination. To learn more about the Wego Health 4th Annual Awards and to endorse Linda, please click go to

Linda Mastroianni is founder of Speaking Autism Canada, an autism advocate, and mother to Emilio, who is on the Autistic Spectrum.You can follow Linda on twitter, Facebook and her website can be found here.