Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Maria's speaking career has placed her at a variety of educational and corporate audiences including Drew University, Exxon Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and United Way.

Somerset County Library System, Bridgewater, NJ 2009

Borders Books & Music, Bridgewater, NJ 2009

United Presbyterian Church Flanders, Flanders NJ 2009

Keynote Address,World Congress on Disabilities, Philadelphia, Pa November 2006

Bridgewater Methodist Church 2004

Drew University, Madison, NJ 2004

Gibbs College, Parsippany, NJ 2004

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ 2004

New York University, New York , NY Annual

NJ Division of Disability Services 2002 TV Commercial - Federal Work Incentive Program Aired Throughout the State of New Jersey

Johnson & Johnson Cordis, New Jersey 2000

Johnson & Johnson SLC, New Jersey 2000

Exxon/Mobil, Somerset, NJ 1998

NJ Coalition on Women and Disabilities, Ocean County, NJ 1998 Keynote Speaker - Empowerment through Creativity Ocean County Chapter Members

Johnson & Johnson, World Headquarters, New Jersey 1997 United Way/ J&J Fundraiser Kick-Off Corporate Personnel

The Open Circle, Piscataway, NJ 1994 - 1996 Creator and Host Aired on local cable stations throughout the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Office for the Disabled, Middlesex County, NJ 1989-1993 Seminars on Various Disability Subjects Planning Boards, County Personnel

If you don't make waves, no one will know you've been swimming. - author unknown