Christine is the author of the book “Working the Double Shift A Young Woman’s Journey with Autism” , self advocate and a person with autism. She has spoken about her experiences with various groups including the US Autism and Asperger Association, Southwest SELPA , Manhattan Beach Unified School District and the FRED Conference. When she didn’t meet certain developmental milestone at age 4 she went to see a psychologist who diagnosed her as autistic. Through intensive speech, social skills, occupational and educational therapies, Christine was able to mainstream in first grade. Using behavioral therapy, Christine began to understand her feelings and find ways to manage her stress and anxiety.
Christine graduated high school with honors and attended El Camino College. She has transferred to Loyola Marymount University where she is majoring in psychology. Her aspiration is to be a behavioral therapist working with other autistic individuals. Hobbies include writing, horseback riding and drawing.