Michelle Bourquard - Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator

Name: Michelle Bourquard

Title: Son-Rise Program Child Facilitator

Region: Autism Treatment Center of America in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Phone: 1-413-229-2100

Email: michelleb@option.org

Biography

“My appreciation and love for special children began at a summer job while home from college at the age of 18. My connection with one amazing autistic child changed my view of life and the world. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Keene State College in New Hampshire. In the last ten years I have worked with many children from varying backgrounds and I have learned so much along the way! I believe so strongly in the endless possibility and potential of each child’s future. I am so thankful to be training here at the Autism Treatment Center of America and The Son-Rise Program. I am honored to be a part of an organization that focuses on love, acceptance, and the beauty of each person's potential in this world.”

Quotes from Son-Rise Program Parents

“Her smile warms up the room. She was so enthusiastic!”

Denise Dorn, Son-Rise Mom, New York
Child's Name: Khaiser / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: PPD

“Michelle is sweet, loving and joyful.”

Christian Plebst, Volunteer, Argentina
Child's Name: Felix / Age: 12 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Michelle was very playful in a very attractive way.”

Asma Saheel, Son-Rise Mom, Saudi Arabia
Child's Name: Bander / Age: 27 / Diagnosis: Autism

“Every time she was celebrating JD’s looks and was always laughing with him.”

Marc Naumowich, MIS Director, North Carolina
Child's Name: JD / Age: 4 / Diagnosis: Autism