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Marina’s Blog

Marina Romanelli is a Turning Pointe Graduate of 2017 and currently works as a teaching assistant at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. In this blog, Marina discusses her life and experiences as an autistic employee, friend, daughter, and member of the community.

You know what’s Funny?

You know what’s funny? Let me tell ya. I’ve come to realize over the last few years that our
students are the most grateful & happy people in the world. Why you may ask? They are
thankful for all the love, support & friendship they receive from us.

Music.

Music is a wonderful thing that we get to experience. I was asked if I have a go to karaoke song or a song that I just like to belt out. I don’t really. I like everything, except hardcore rap. But if I had to pick a genre to sing, that's always fun, no matter what…

Have you ever had a vacation that was your absolute favorite?

Maybe the vacation happened when you were a child, a teenager, a young adult, or an octogenarian. One of my favorite vacations was when I was about 15. I went to Italy with my family. Family meaning…

You know what’s Funny?

You know what’s Funny?

You know what’s funny? Let me tell ya. I’ve come to realize over the last few years that our
students are the most grateful & happy people in the world. Why you may ask? They are
thankful for all the love, support & friendship they receive from us.

Music.

Music.

Music is a wonderful thing that we get to experience. I was asked if I have a go to karaoke song or a song that I just like to belt out. I don’t really. I like everything, except hardcore rap. But if I had to pick a genre to sing, that's always fun, no matter what…

My biggest inspiration

My biggest inspiration

Someone asked me recently who was or is my biggest inspiration? Honestly, I don’t know. I have so many positive influences in my life. I think I’ll pick the first 2 people in my SUPER long list. My first influence is my Mom. I know everyone says that, but it’s true. My…

Friends are important

Friends are important

Friends are sometimes your chosen family. I think we all need friends. Even if you say you don’t need many, you still need them; just not a large quantity. What applies here is quality over quantity. My Mom & Dad say that all the time. Meaning it’s about the most you…

Fredo?

Fredo?

Wherefore art thou Fredo? Fredo is my black lab. He is a black lab & pitbull mix. He’s small & weighs about 45lbs. I love him so much! We got Fredo back in 2012. He was just 12 weeks old. I honestly think he imprinted on me first. But everyone else in my house thinks…

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Naperville, IL 60540

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Foglia Family Adult Services is a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES and the Adult Day Pilot is accredited by CARF.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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