I am a transplant to Minnesota and have lived here nearly two decades. I have a wonderful husband, two children, one on the spectrum, three dogs and a pet hedgehog. When I am not immersing myself in autism, I enjoy long distance running, reading, training dogs, riding my unicycle and hanging out with my family. I began my teaching career in 1997. Currently, I am a nanny, a tutor and an autism advocate and consultant.