Chantal  Sicile-Kira

Chantal Sicile-Kira

Chantal Sicile-Kira’s passion for empowering others, her love of writing, and her personal interest in autism has led her to become an award-winning author of five books, speaker, and leader in the field of adolescence and transition to adulthood. Chantal recently founded, which provides practical information and training on-line. Chantal’s first experience with autism was teaching self-help and community living skills to severely developmentally disabled adolescents in preparation for their de-institutionalization. Chantal served on the California Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders, and as Co-Chair, South Counties Autism Regional Taskforce. Her latest book is A Full Life with Autism. Chantal blogs on, Chantal's numerous awards include Autism Society of America Literary Work of the Year Award; San Diego Book Awards; the 2012 Baron Inspiration Award; and 2013 Top Ten Autism Blogger. o Websites: ; o Facebook: (author page) o Twitter: @sicilekira o o