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Jun 30, 2022

Kelly resides in FL is mom to 32-year-old Steven who received his autism diagnosis at the age of 2.5. Since that time, he has also been diagnosed with Apraxia, Tourette's, OCD and Anxiety. Steven is a kind, gentle soul. He loves life and everyone he meets. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered through every single obstacle he has faced. Kelly learns from Steven every single day and feels extremely blessed to be his mom.

You can connect with Kelly on IG: @growingupsteven 

Malinda Dalton-Cook resides in the San Diego area with her husband Chad and their 20-year-old daughter Paige, who is severely impacted by autism.  Malinda is the CEO/Founder of Paige's Pantry which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The mission of Paige's Pantry is to help teach and empower teens and adults on the autism spectrum; giving them the opportunity to learn organizational, communication, community & administrative skills.

Malinda is also the host of the Autism Masterminds Podcast:

Crystal Sacco resides in CT and is the mother of Keith, her 28- year-old nonverbal son with Autism and ID who lives in a group home. She has worked with individuals or families with disabilities directly or indirectly for 14 years.  She is passionate about supporting families and helping them become the best advocates for their loved ones.  She has a particular place in her heart for helping nonverbal adults with Autism and challenging behaviors. You can connect with Crystal on Mighty Networks through her family support page Elea Village at

Dottie Davis resides in Mandeville, LA and is a mother of four children, her youngest, John, age 24 is autistic.  She served on the PTA at her son's school in order to stay involved with administration, teachers and staff.  Dottie also served as Parent Liaison for the Special Education Dept. for St. Tammany Parish School System for three years.  She helped to facilitate communication between parents of special needs and/or gifted students and school administration and teachers.