My name is Mara Fritts and I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in 2008. I have been married for fourteen years to my husband who was also diagnosed with AS in 2008. We have four children, three of which are currently on the autism spectrum.
I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mom (SAHM) and homeschooling all of my children. I’d like to someday return to college for my degree in Anthropology. However with homeschooling I think I would be much better suited with a teaching degree at this point.
Before I became a SAHM I worked in Customer Service for 15 years with various insurance companies where I was involved with providing service for agents and customers in Life Insurance and Annuities where I gained extensive experience in finance.
I have been on staff at four Science Fiction Conventions, and I am in charge of registration travel arrangements with my husband’s business, as well as having been in charge of the Hospitality Suite.
I enjoy a good challenge and also love working with people. Being diagnosed with Aspergers has taught me many things. One of them is to accept people for who they are and look for the “why” in all situations. It has helped me to help my children reach their potential and teach them how to get around what some consider a disability. In our home we recognize it as a different way of thinking.