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Lisa Quinones-Fontanez

Autism Wonderland

Lisa Quinones-Fontanez is a secretary by day, blog writer by night and Mami 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 blog AutismWonderland (www.autismwonderland.com). AutismWonderland is an award winning blog that chronicles her family journey with autism and shares local resources for children/families with special needs. 

In May 2013, Lisa graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The City College of New York. She is also a contributing writer at Parents.com and Babble.com. AutismWonderland is #10 on the Babble 2012 Top 30 Autism Blogs for Parents. And at the 2012 LATISM National Conference, Lisa was recognized as the Best Latina Health Blogger.  

In between work, blogging and advocating for Norrin, Lisa is also working on a historical fiction novel A Thousand Branches. A chapter excerpt (The Last Time of Anything) from A Thousand Branches received Honorable Mention in Glimmertrain's Family Matters October 2010 competition.