Maureen is the mother of two children with autism – Marc age 19 and Julia age 17. For 8 years, she managed an at-home Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program which involved working with speech pathologists, child development specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
As an author, Maureen has written over 200 articles and book reviews that have appeared in magazines, newsletters and on websites throughout North America and the UK. She is an active presenter throughout Canada on autism topics, and is considered an authority on the best books, and resources for autism, and how to use them effectively.
Maureen Bennie has co-authored a book about adults on the autism spectrum published through the Autism Calgary Association, and is currently writing another.
Maureen’s weekly blog posts deal with topics ranging from her personal experiences as a parent to two children on the spectrum, as well as covering in detail top news stories, events, and resources dealing with autism and ASD.