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Behind the Breakthroughs

Sep 10, 2019

In this episode Dr. Annette Nunez and Maylene Johnson chat with Rachel Barcellona, advocate, opera singer, and the first contestant with autism to compete in the Miss Florida Pageant.  Rachel shares her autism journey and talks about how she was bullied in middle school.  She turned this negative bullying experience into a positive by entering the pageant world so she could build up her self-confidence.  It paid off, as Rachel has won numerous titles and has traveled around the world educating people about autism.  Making people happy is Rachel's ultimate goal in life and she is definitely making an impact in this world by spreading her light and positivity.




MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. Never give up because you never know what your child or what YOU are capable of doing.