Maureen grew up in the Bay Area along with her 4 siblings, one of which struggled with severe disabilities. Because of the strong advocacy of her mother, her brother now lives a fulfilling and independent life. Maureen models that strong advocacy for her own 2 beautiful daughters who are both diagnosed with Autism along with co-occurring conditions. Maureen and her husband of 33 years have 4 wonderful children, and recently retired from 25 years of fostering medically complex infants. She is passionate about helping and supporting other parents to advocate for their children in the special education system.