About me



2017 National Startup Canada Resilient Entrepreneur Award Recipient    

Masters of Education degree in Counselling Psychology (UNB)

Certified Canadian Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)

New Brunswick Provincial Ambassador (CCPA)

Director at Large, Technology and Innovative Solutions in Counselling Chapter (CCPA)

Board Member, New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA)

ChangeMaker Fund Recipient (Pond-Deshpande Centre)


Shawn Smith M.Ed., CCC is the proud founder and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability consultation services Inc., an innovative, multifaceted company specializing in the emerging field of Neurodiversity located in Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada.

Shawn’s story is unique in that he was diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type at age 30. Prior to his diagnosis, Shawn struggled at every level of the public education system. It took Shawn 4 years to complete 3 years of high school, 32 attempts to earn the 18 credits required to graduate including failing grade 10 math 4 times.

Since being diagnosed and taking prescribed medication at age 30, Shawn has experienced a tremendous amount of self-growth in a relatively short period of time and has a unique understanding of his thought process.

In 2010, Shawn was accepted to the Master of Education in Counselling Psychology program at the University of New Brunswick on Academic Probation and graduated in 2011 at the top of his class.

Shawn is a self-advocate, entrepreneur, innovator, counsellor and psychotherapist specializing in the emerging field of Neurodiversity. Shawn’s work is being recognized internationally and he has been sought after to consult in various industries ranging from non-profit to the world of animation.


“Don’t dis-my-ability; I may not learn in a conventional manner but this does not mean I cannot learn, only that you have not been able to reach me”. ©