I am a transplant to Minnesota and have lived here nearly two decades. I have a wonderful husband, two children, both on the spectrum, three dogs and two pet hedgehogs. I was diagnosed as being on the spectrum when I was 46. Better late than never! 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 an autism advocate and consultant.