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Our book, Autism: The Happy Kingdom will guide the next generations. They all need to read about autism at home and be comfortable with its presence.

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Autism: The Happy Kingdom is an empowering children’s book with the message that “We might be strange sometimes to your eyes and ears, but our hearts are just like yours.”

My daughter Thomais and I wrote this magical book.

My daughter and hundreds of families inspired me.
We simply present our take on various realities of autism.

Our magical and surreal message is for families with children aged 7-12 and those who are still children at heart. Everyone will enjoy the setting, the revelation, the beauty.

Very exciting times…

More soon!!!

NEWS

NOMINATION

A marvelous mom – another Yadira Ortega-Rodriguez – sends me a msg a mth ago — I nominated you for something…
I was happily surprised…

Today we met, again, and joined incredible people — caring, respecting, accepting, helping, supporting individuals with special needs.
A touching ceremony – Excellence in Action award from FDLRS Parent Services – Hillsborough County.
The reminder to stay humble and focused.
All our love!

 

Autism Town Hall Meeting: Breakthrough to Hope broadcast on April 27

Clich here to view the program:  WEDU-PBS —   I am one of the featured guests!

 

APRIL 2017 – PROMISING PATHWAYS CONFERENCE – FGCU/CARD – PARENTAL EMPOWERMENT – KEY TO SURVIVE AUTISMPRESENTATION IN SPANISH –

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2017 – MY 24HRS OF DELIGHT – UNITED NATIONS AND NYC

 

MARCH 2017INTERVIEW WITH CRISTINA NAVARRETE – TELEMUNDO47 NYC

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2017 – AUTISM DOES NOT DEFINE HER – CENTRO TAMPA INTERVIEW

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2017 – AUTISM AND LEGAL MATTERS PANEL

 

JAN 2017 – AUTISM AND EMPLOYABILITY PARENT PANEL (recorded by WEDU PBS and promoted by WFLA Gayle Guyardo)

 

OTHER EVENTS I ORGANIZED!

 

MAY 2016 – Thomais met Chris Ulmer from Special Books by Special Kids.

Her words: “Autism is not scary, it is a beautiful heart inside you“, summarize the powerful message of this book.

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SUMMARY OF PROJECTS

 

Jan 2016 – With Gayle Guyardo, Lead Reporter @WFLA Tampa

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AUTISM REALITIES

We know all about autism awareness. We want action. Life with autism is 365 days, 24/7… These are various posts  I shared in social media. They reflect the reality of many families. For many it’s been the same or worse for 10+ years. The media rarely reports on these matters. Do share! AUTISM REALITIES Act …