In elementary school, the Principle told my mother I’d never amount to anything. That’s something most every parent I’ve talked to has heard. Well, I graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1988 with my Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, and have been working ever since as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. I specialize in anesthesia for neurosurgery. I’ve done over 50,000 cases to date. I’m an internationally published military aviation photojournalist and have flown in an F-15 fighter jet and Navy helicopter. I’m an accomplished equestrienne, and used to ride show jumpers in competition over six foot high fences. I used to do Ice Dancing for seven years and skated in competitions and shows. I love to paint with acrylics, do sculpting, and make old-fashioned handcrafted soaps. Now I devote all of my free time to writing books and building my Foundation, all to help others on the Autism Spectrum! I can be seen on The Autism Channel, in both a documentary Born with Asperger’s, and also being interviewed by Daniel Heinlein, also an Aspie, on his show I am Autistic.