Lori’s journey through the world of autism began in 1997 when her younger son, Charlie (CJ) was diagnosed with autism. From a toddler who might never speak, through years of serious behavior issues, to rotating schools and adjusting medications, today CJ is a wonderful young adult who is realizing his full potential. CJ fully speaks, reads, plays sports, and is prospering in a life skills and vocational independence program. CJ has positively and meaningfully impacted the entire family, including leading his older brother’s path to a Master’s degree in special education. Having spent a lifetime teaching CJ, Lori says she has discovered that she has learned far more than she ever could have taught.
Lori has also had a dynamic career practicing law for almost 35 years. She currently has a law firm in Great Neck, New York where her practice focuses on the bankruptcy field, and she has been recognized as one of the top businesswomen on Long Island.