Michelle a native of Toronto, Canada, is a graduate of Oakwood University and Clark Atlanta University. Her son, Justin, is 19 years old, autistic, and nonverbal. He now resides in a group home. She has worked as an elementary school teacher for over 25 years, with an increasing focus on autism and special needs. She resides with her family in Orlando, Florida and has written two books about her journey raising a child with autism: Journey to Acceptance: Finding Hope, Support, and Peace for Your Autistic Child, and a children’s book, Uniquely Me! She is also a Certified Autism Specialist. She has learned to have faith coupled with lots of patience as she makes decisions in this journey.