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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.

Chez’ Francois Poutinerie

Last night, I had the privilege of going out to Chez’ Francois Poutinerie for dinner. What is so special about the restaurant? It’s autism friendly!

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…

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…

Children Are Our Future

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…

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. For me, I like writing. More accurately, I like…

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.

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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.

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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