Susan Moreno is the founder and president of Maap Services, Inc., and is the editor of The Maap , a quarterly newsletter for families of more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum of disorders. This publication has reached over 10,000 families in the united states and 43 other countries. Mrs. Moreno is the author of “High-functioning Individuals with Autism”, a booklet which contains advice and information for parents and supportive professionals.
She also authored a chapter in Mesibov and Schopler’s “High Funtioning Individuals with Autism” (Plenum, 1988). In her capacity as president of MAAP services, inc. she gives supportive information and advice to parents, teachers, healthcare professionals and others about all aspects of individuals with autism. In addition to writing and editing, Mrs. Moreno is internationally known as a lecturer and motivational speaker.
Mrs. Moreno holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She has been trained in neurocognitive rehabilitation therapy and has worked in this capacity with head injury survivors. She is the proud parent of two young women, one of whom has autism.
Mrs. Moreno has made many presentations for parents and professionals at various locations throughout the United States and was a keynote speaker at the Autism Society of America National Conference on Autism in 1991 and again in 1999. Rarely are presenters chosen twice for this honor.