Born in 1972 in Surrey, Michelle wrote initially for the Outreach Wimbledon Theatre in London entering a young playwright's competition and winning whilst still in her teens. However, despite working as a journalist for almost ten years for a Canadian based television and media company, yet she didn't write her first book until 2014.
After her son, Jon was diagnosed with Autism in 2011, she became very curious about the disorder and other learning difficulties, about how we could live with them more effectively.
Studying Child Psychology as a result, she becoming a certified Life Coach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and then flew 8,000 miles to America to become an award winning Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
She discovered the benefits of CBT and NLP as well as developing her own strategies for supporting and encouraging her son, but found that these on their own weren't enough. The key to better opportunities for children on the spectrum is their own self-belief. In her course, she reveals the secret formula which has seen her son, Jon go from non-verbal, to attending mainstream school and taking his final exams at the age of only 14.
Michelle is a firm believer in the power of connection when treating the traits of Autism. She has adapted her studies to compliment this firm value. She believes that to be a good parent to an ASD child, you need to be a friend, and possibly their best one to achieve the greatest results. Her extraordinary autobiography 'How To Turn Your Child's Autism Around And Save Money' can be found on Amazon for either print ot download.