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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.

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?

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…

Children Are Our Future

Children are our future. No, really. I have a passion for helping children. That’s partially why I work for an autism school. It all started when I was a child. I had a really difficult time in school. Especially being an undiagnosed aspie until the age of 11. Everything & everyone…

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...

You know what’s frustrating?

You know what’s frustrating?

Let me tell ya. I hate being super emotional. Along with autism, come the wonderful side effects we all have come to know & love. Like today, my supervisor told me she was leaving & that her last day is tomorrow.

What does autism mean to me?

What does autism mean to me?

For me, it just means a different way to learn, and love. One reason I love working for an autism foundation is that everyone is super helpful. I myself have autism. Everyone here, especially my bosses, are willing to help explain how…

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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.

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