My name is Michelle Vinokurov. I was born in Brooklyn, NY, diagnosed with Autism when I was two years old. My Autism affected me in various ways: I lacked eye contact, I was nonverbal until I was six years old and didn’t communicate in full sentences until I was ten years old, I had temper tantrums, I liked everything in a routine, I didn’t like anyone to touch me, and I was pretty much in my own world.
Today, I am an Autistic self-advocate who shares my journey on the Autism spectrum as a keynote speaker. I graduated back in October 2022 with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with concentration in ABA from Purdue University Global. In regards of work, I am a highly, dedicated behavior specialist with experiences working with students with disabilities in public school district settings. Plus, I work with Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis (FSBA), an ABA company through several roles: blogger, co-director of nuerodiversity inclsuion program, and registered behavior technican (RBT) providing ABA therapy for Autistic clients; I am committed to making an impact on the lives of Autistics.