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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.

Special Interests

What do I like to do? What do I want to do? What am I interested in? As an autistic person most times, the autistic person in question has a special interest. That special interest could have started as a hobby, job, or just something to do.

Coloring Outside the Lines

Something that just occurred to me, is that autism IS coloring outside the lines. For autism acceptance month, we chose to have a plain OTIS shirt. Meaning that each shirt would…

Recently I went on Spring Break

During the first couple days, I traveled to Tennessee w/my aunt & her friend. One thing about traveling, as most people know, it is exhausting. We ended up driving instead of flying.

Special Interests

Special Interests

What do I like to do? What do I want to do? What am I interested in? As an autistic person most times, the autistic person in question has a special interest. That special interest could have started as a hobby, job, or just something to do.

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Something that just occurred to me, is that autism IS coloring outside the lines. For autism acceptance month, we chose to have a plain OTIS shirt. Meaning that each shirt would…

Recently I went on Spring Break

Recently I went on Spring Break

During the first couple days, I traveled to Tennessee w/my aunt & her friend. One thing about traveling, as most people know, it is exhausting. We ended up driving instead of flying.

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Have you ever heard of a curved loading chute, or a center track restrainer system? Or maybe you’ve heard of the squeeze machine? No? Well, these are all the inventions of an autistic mind.

Teachers

Teachers

Teachers are heroes. At Turning Pointe, we have 7 teachers & 7 classrooms. They are absolutely needed & we depend on them. We have elementary, regular school age, and then we have an adult day pilot program.

History of Autism

History of Autism

History of AutismDid you know that autism was thought of as childhood schizophrenia? I didn’t either, until I started researching. That was back in...

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