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BECCA LORY HECTOR was identified as Autistic as an adult and has since become a dedicated autism and neurodiversity advocate, researcher, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes DEIB-Disability and autism & neurodiversity consulting via Truly Inclusive Leadership, Autistic Quality of Life (AQoL) research, as well as, teaching her course, Self Defined Living: A Path to a Quality Autistic Life and writing, such as her new book Always Bring Your Sunglasses. Becca has published multiple articles and books about life as an openly Autistic professional with the goal of spreading acceptance, building understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her free time with her many animals, her husband Antonio, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot.


When Antonio Hector Jr. isn’t helping his partner in life and work, Becca Lory, run their consulting business, he can be found out and about with their Emotional Support Animal, Walter. As Walter’s main handler, Antonio shares the richness of the autism community and the epic greatness of the human-animal connection with all he meets.


Sir Walter Underfoot is the very special and awesome, super-pup, Emotional Support Animal (ESA) for Becca Lory and Antonio Hector. When he isn’t providing proprioception on demand or keeping his humans grounded, Walter can be found playing with his fur-sis Penny or any of the other six feline fur-siblings in his pack. When not busy with others, Walter spends his free time, sniffing grass, napping, and chasing balls. While sniffs are his favorite, this renaissance dog is known for his chill demeanor, general happiness, and his big ole floppy ears.