Speaking Engagments

Two Perspectives, One Team.

Mikhaela and her mother Mary Lynn openly share their experiences as both an autism parent and being an autistic person, making it a dynamic and unique experience allowing the audience to gain information about autism from both point of views. Together, they are a team. Mikhaela’s writing has been featured on The Mighty, Mental Health Talk, and many more.

Mikhaela and Mary Lynn are available to speak for all types of audiences large or small. Charitable appearances are also regularly made.


Mikhaela is a law school graduate, writer, yoga instructor, and advocate. She shares her lived experience as someone who is autistic and strategies she has found. As a motivational speaker, Mikhaela makes appearances at various organizations and events sharing her story and educating the community on autism.

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn is a former educator, business owner, Labor and Delivery Douala, and currently works in private duty care. Her unique background has given her the ability to help Mikhaela advocate for her medical needs as well as navigate special education. She is always eager to share strategies with parents.

Speaking Topics


Motivational Speaking
Autism in the workplace
Tools for Educators
Transitioning to College and Adulthood
Childhood and early years
Autism in women

For scheduling and more information please email info@edgeoftheplayground.com.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this website and in speaking events are the sole opinions of Mary Lynn and Mikhaela and do not represent the opinions of any entity that employs them. Mikhaela and Mary Lynn do not provide legal or medical professional advice, any content only constitutes individual opinion.

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