Chris Ulmer

Teacher, Speaker and Founder of Special Books by Special Kids


Chris Ulmer, lovingly referred to as Mr. Chris, began his career as a special education teacher in Jacksonville, Florida. After spending three years with the same students he observed a disconnect between his pupils and society. The intelligence and humor displayed by his students was not typically appreciated by those without special needs experience. For this reason Mr. Chris started Special Books by Special Kids, a multi-media non-profit that is now spearheading a worldwide acceptance movement. Today, Chris dedicates his time to traveling around the world and teaching others about neurodiversity; performing speaking engagements and interviewing neurodiverse individuals to be featured on SBSK.

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University in Communications, with a specialty in Media Effects. After receiving a full-scholarship, Chris began studying at the University of the Cumberlands, where he coached the Men’s Soccer Team and received his Master of Arts in Teaching, with a specialty in Special Education. Upon his graduation, Chris began teaching in a special education classroom where he had the idea and ambition to create a platform for his students voices to be heard. In 2016 he utilized his diverse education and founded the non-profit Special Books by Special Kids. Today, he serves as SBSK’s CEO and enjoys speaking at conferences, businesses, and schools. His upcoming engagements include serving as the Keynote Speaker for the 2016 National Autism Conference in New Orleans and the 2016 Autism West Symposium in Fremantle, Australia.

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Saturday. January 21. 2017 Keynote #2 9:30am-10:30am

Saturday. January 21. 2017 Breakout #23 1:45pm-2:45pm