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Lisa Quinones-Fontanez | Board Member | New York City

Lisa Quinones-Fontanez is a secretary by day, writer by night and mom round the clock. When Lisa's son, Norrin, was diagnosed with autism in May 2008, she found herself in a world she did not understand. In 2010, Lisa founded the award-winning blog, Autism Wonderland, which chronicled the first years after her son's autism diagnosis.

Lisa has been recognized for her efforts to raise autism awareness within the Latino community. Lisa's story and her writing have been featured on several websites including Huffington Post Parents, Yahoo Shine and Parents.com. Lisa is a contributing writer at Latinamom.me and Babble.com.

In 2014, Lisa launched Atypical Familia: a continuation of AutismWonderland. Atypical Familia is a personal family blog for autism parents.

Atypical Familia focuses on working mom life, special needs family travel, entertainment, and autism resources.

Lisa has an MFA in creative writing from the City College of New York. And she is currently working on a memoir based on her experience as an autism mom navigating the special education system in The Bronx.







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