I am a prolific writer with a wide background that allows me to confidently explore topics such as autism and social awareness. I also enjoy writing short stories, and have just finished the treatment to a stage play; now on to completing the script. I am in continual development of other projects and am actively seeking freelance opportunities.
At 2-years-old our son was diagnosed in 2007 (classic autism), and at 6½ our daughter was diagnosed in 2009 with PDD-NOS. After my son’s diagnosis, I wrote a booklet entitled “Same Child, Different Day: One family’s experiences during the first year after a child’s autism diagnosis,” which found moderate worldwide success. That led to a stint as chairperson of EPEC (Exceptional Parents of Exceptional Children), a local autism support and awareness group. With EPEC, I co-created “Celebrate the Spectrum,” a month-long series of autism related events and activities (“Celebrate the Spectrum” still exists today, but is now supported by another agency). I wrote and continue to write press releases related to this and many other local and state-wide autism events. I also began writing a blog also entitled “Same Child, Different Day,” and was offered the opportunity to use my writing skills to assist in the battle for Vermont’s passage of autism insurance legislation. This opportunity allowed me to speak about autism before the Vermont state Senate Finance Committee.