The Murrieta Teen and Adult Group welcomes all teens and adults with autism and their family members. Events are held twice a month – once at the Murrieta Community Center and the other in the community. Fun events like
Thank you to Pechanga Resort Casino for their donation to this group.
This group is facilitated by Kelly Londenberg, an adult on the spectrum and a certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. She worked as an Instructional Assistant at Riverside County Office of Education’s (RCOE) REACH Autism program for 15 years working with moderate to severe students with autism, dedicated to finding the potential for every student.
Kelly always knew she was different, excelling at school-work but never understanding communication, social cues, and unable to manage her behavior. She was diagnosed at age 13 with High Functioning Autism.
At age 16, she was appointed as the California representative for a non-profit organization, Unlocking Autism. At 23 she joined the Autism Society Inland Empire board where she runs a Social Recreation group for Teens and Adults with Autism, has worked on a local Alternative Communication group, assists in managing social media, organizes and facilitates the annual family picnic and camping trip for ASIE, answers countless phone calls talking with parents, professionals, and individuals with autism, and speaks frequently throughout Southern California and nationally, educating parents and professionals.
Kelly has participated in an autism police officer training video for the state of California and was featured in the documentary, “The Autistic ABA Therapist.” She was also honored with the Autism Society’s national Volunteer of the Year award in 2012 and the Riverside County Office of Education Milo P Johnson Award of Distinction in 2010 for her dedication to the autism community.
She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences.