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Ed Arranga wrote:
13 years 18 weeks ago

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, the AutismOne Social Network and the AutismOne Store.


We urge you to log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles. 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.


Then write a blog, long or short, to express your thoughts or ask a question. I am looking forward to reading your opinions.


With my best regards,
Ed Arranga Executive Director AutismOne.org

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About Me

Jackie M. Marquette Ph.D
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Ph.D in Educational Leadership
University of Louisville
Autism Specialist and Educational Consultant
A Little About Me: 

I am a proud parent of a 33 year old son with autism. His name is Trent. I have worked for over 25 years as an educator teaching in special education and as a consultant in transition to employment and full community living. I have a Ph.D. from University of Louisville, and degrees and certifications in behavioral disorders and special education. Please read how my philosophy evolved. Here is a link on my website http://independencebound.com/wordpress/?p=225
Scroll down to ‘THE JOURNEY with My Son‘.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

We have attended Autism One every year from its beginning. We discovered when Trent was 23 years old that he had a real interest and talent in painting. We have exhibited Trent's art every year at Autism One Conference in Chicago.

What I am Here For: 
The last 10 years I gained first hand knowledge in adult and community living struggling to establish resources for my son Trent who has autism. With all the effort, he successfully lives in his own house with a roommate, employed at a retail store, and self-employed as an award winning artist. Through study findings by others as well as my own research, I discovered insights and developed new tools that when applied have helped many young adults reach higher resiliency and capability levels. I am here to share my blog.
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

In private practice, I use the new tools I designed to help individuals with autism and their families during transition to adulthood.

I publish in scholarly journals. I am a regular contributor to these two magazines: Autism File and Lime Magazine as well as a freelance writer to other in magazines. I have written two books, Becoming Remarkably Able http://independencebound.com/wordpress/?page_id=21
And Independence Bound at
chapters in books, and a blog read: http://independencebound.com/wordpress/?cat=5 My research interests are social issues and disability, community inclusion, and enhancing emotional stability in youth with autism and related disabilities. To see additional research interests go to http://independencebound.com/wordpress/?page_id=102

Here is the link to my web site blog.