I am Lori. I am from New York and currently live in Baltimore, MD (US) with Karen, my wife and partner of 20 years, and our 2 cats Nikkyo and Buster.
I learned that I was autistic in 2005 after a lifetime of misdiagnoses. Since then, I have gone from thinking there was no one else like me in the world to finding a huge community of people who have had nearly identical life experiences as me. I have also been on a mission to help autistic people find each other on the internet.
I am a web developer and build and maintain websites for AWN, for my clients, and for other autistic and nonprofit organizations. I feel very lucky to be a part of the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and hope that someday I will be able to do this type of work for the autism community full time.