Lorna Ortiz

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9 years 36 weeks ago

Hello Lorna, Go to the person you want to add on as a friends profile page, then click on the friend tab, then that individual will have to confirm you as a friend...

Lorna Ortiz wrote:
9 years 37 weeks ago

Does someone knows how I can add friends?

Will wrote:
9 years 37 weeks ago

Hi Lorna
Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. AutismOne is now the “one-stop-shopping center” for information about autism. We have the annual conference in Chicago, AutismOne radio, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and now the AutismOne Social Network (and more to come).
I notice that you’ve not made any entries into your profile. Remember, this is a social network. Part of the function of a social network is to meet and interact with others who have common interests. Of course autism is a common interest. But there is more than that. Individuals like to know about a person before becoming a “friend.” That’s where the profile comes in. So whenever you can find the time, please fill in some of the entries of your profile. To do that just click on “My User Menu” next to the Welcome area on the right. From the resulting menu click on “Edit My Profile” and you will be in business.
Helping you interact with others is one of the many things we can do for you. Now here’s something you can do for us. Every new community requires a good hard kick start to get going. We need you to help us with that. Log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles then write a blog yourself. It can be on any subject of interest to you, preferably with some relevance to autism but not necessarily. It can be short or long, whatever it takes for you to express your thoughts. If you have a question then ask it in a blog--people read then they respond. If you see something with which you agree or disagree then please add a comment with your thoughts. This is an open community designed to help and support. We like to hear all sides.
I am looking forward to reading your opinions in future blogs and/or articles.
With my best regards
Will Price, CFO
AutismOne

9 years 37 weeks ago

Dear Lorna,

I wanted to welcome you to the Autism One.
By becoming an active participant you can support and inspire others. Your sharing experience can lift other parents to help them move forward on this path. Autism can be challenging and puzzling. You can make a difference; together we can effectively resolve issues in a collaborative manner by addressing questions and providing feedback.
My son Jordan has made remarkable progress so please don’t ever give up hope!
Feel free to share your thoughts, stories and wisdom for we are all in this together.
To quote, Brandi Snyder: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Should you need any further assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
rbrunett@autismone.org
Sincerely,
Rhonda Brunett
Autism One International Inc. Chicago Liaison

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About Me

Name
Lorna Ortiz
Age
42 years
Location
Houston TX and Puerto Rico
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Married
Here For: 
Friends
Children: 
Herie Jese. (4yrs with PDD-NOS)
Education: 
PhD. Chemical Engineering
School: 
University of Puerto Rico BS - University of South Carolina PhD.
Occupation: 
R&D Process Development for Petrochemical Ind.
A Little About Me: 

I am originally from Puerto Rico. I actually live in Houston with my son Herie and my husband. I am very active in the austism community in Puerto Rico. I am the coordinator for the 1st Congress of Autism (ABA-Biomed) in Puerto Rico and author of a book in spanish titlled Desde el 6 de Diciembre (Since December 6) This book relates my and my family's journey through Herie's recovery from Autism. In the book, I try giving the spanish speaking community information about all the different types of interventions available for our children as well as hope for those who are just finding out about autism. I try giving others what I wished I had when I found out our little one had autism.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

I believe in this organization. I do want to be part of something where I can make a difference. I want to learn from others so I can keep helping my son.

Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

After 8 months of hard work we were successful in getting all our autism treatment covered by a self funded insurance.

My Daily Motivations: 

Every time my son calls me mommy, just for me to look at his big brown eyes... Every new word, every smile...
My faith.

Help to Give: 

I speak spanish. I have a lot to say about biomedical and ABA interventions. I wish I have all I need to reach out to the spanish speaking community and help, inform and support.

Activities: 
Playing with my son Herie.
Hobbies: 
Run a small business with my family a coffee company called Cafe La Torre. Good Puertorican coffee firewood roasted! I love coffee! Ha!
Music: 
La Oreja de Van Gogh
TV Shows: 
House,