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 Behavioural Intervention Program which involved working with speech pathologists, child development specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
In June of 2003, Maureen, in conjunction with Vicki Harris, created the Autism Awareness Centre. She manages the Centre’s website, book division, and assists with the planning and management of conferences the Centre organises. The Centre has organised over 100 conferences in Canada and the UK and has provided book resource support at more than 100 events throughout Canada and the US.
Maureen is the author of 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 the subject of book resources and how to use them effectively. She co-authored a book about adults on the autism spectrum published through the Autism Calgary Association.