Testimonials – What they’re saying:

Amalia delivers a message of hope and inspires families through sharing her journey. She actively engages participants in an open dialogue about fears and dreams for their children. Her passion is palpable and her enthusiasm is contagious. She served as the keynote speaker for our annual Autism Conference and participants shared “I really enjoyed Amalia”, “Well spoken, great resource for parents”, “Motivating!” and “Amalia Starr was incredible!”. Amalia took time after her sessions to speak one-on-one with parents; she made a large conference a truly personal experience for everyone she interacted with!

Shannon Majoros

Vice President & Conference Chair, RISE for Autism - MD
Amalia is clearly in her element when she eloquently and openly speaks about her experiences and the joy of her life – her son, Brandon. As a presenter, Amalia is engaging from the start- motivating and captivating the audience with each thought she shares. As a mother, she inspires families, educators and professionals alike with her passion. We were remarkably impressed – staff, families, and guests for our annual hallmark event – with the story of Amalia and Brandon’s ongoing journey, and look forward to the day that she returns to present and share more of herself with our local community. She related so very to our theme – “hope for tomorrow.” That, and so much more, is what you will get from Amalia Starr.”

Catherine A. Hughes

Director, Family Support - Family Behavioral Services PA
I spoke to you for a while at your table at the FRED Conference. I thought of you this weekend and want you to know how your presentation helped address and confront fears and expectations, both real and imaginary. It is so helpful to hear a fellow survivor, who has been in the trenches longer, pass on wisdom and encouragement that our kids are going to make it! And we are going to make it if we will do all we can and then courageously let go and let our kids grow into all they are meant to be. Thanks Amalia!

Molly Harris

Parent, Manhattan Beach, CA
You really touched my heart – the hope you spoke of with your son gave me so much hope for my son. Thank you for sharing your life with us at the Autism Camp in Pinedale, Wyoming. Your emotional journey with Brandon is incredible and I felt so connected to what you shared with us.

Kristi Fegler

Amalia, I just wanted to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ for speaking at the Caregiver Summit ~ we received a lot of positive feedback from our caregivers! Here are just a few of their comments:
-Very helpful, she opened my eyes to all possibilities for my child
-It was great, very inspirational
-Beautiful speaker.

Yvette Martinez

Inclusion Services Specialist - Temecula
It was a great evening and everyone was inspired by your message. After hearing you speak, I am even more convinced that we chose the best speaker for this event. I have received lots of positive feedback that will hopefully transform into support for ongoing activities in our area.

Jon Hope

Associate Director, Pomona Regional Center
Amalia has truly helped me and my family stay on track for improving life for my thirty-five-year-old autistic brother. Her inspiration and knowledge has lightened a fire within me for improving his conditions and securing a good future for him and provided me with concrete ideas and tips and solutions on how to reach this goal.

Kristoffer Hanson

Stockholm, Sweden
Words cannot fully express the gratitude we have for the sharing of your knowledge and experience with our families and school staff. Our families and school employees have reaped such tremendous rewards from you being with us.

Peg Carney

Special Services Director, Pinedale, WY

Contacting Amalia

Amalia Specializes in Independence Training for Special Needs Parents

Amalia would love to talk about speaking opportunities or working together. Amalia is based in or out of Los Angeles and travels worldwide.

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