Monica has a long history of teaching and working with people who have autism, as well as other disabilities. She started over 20 years ago in the residential sector assisting adults on the severe end of the spectrum. She travelled overseas as a classroom English teacher to Japan, moving later to England and working for the National Autistic Society, running programs for different boroughs (respite programs for carers, music and drama therapy, support meetings for parents and carers, inclusive play groups, and social support groups for adults with Aspergers). Monica holds the position of Board President. She strongly believes in the work that the EK Carers Network provides, and hopes to continue supporting this amazing program in the years to come.