Michele (Lumia) Iallonardi ’98
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Michele (Lumia) Iallonardi graduated from Hofstra University with a dual degree in elementary education and sociology. She has been writing for The Autism Perspective magazine for more than two years. Before Michele and her husband, Ralph, became parents to three remarkable boys, she was an elementary school teacher. Her sons, Jackson, Bennett and Luca, were her inspiration for becoming an advocate for children with autism. She is active in local autism organizations and in March was part of a panel interviewed on Larry King Live. She has also been interviewed by CNN and News 12 Long Island. Her son Jackson was featured in the documentary Autism Every Day, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and was featured on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Martha Stewart, MSNBC and CNN. Michele's work was recently published in the newest addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children With Special Needs." Michele runs an online support group for parents who have three (or more) children on the spectrum. If you'd like to contact Michele she can be reached via e-mail.