People that hear Maria speak value her candidness and humor. She is a natural with her audiences and believes in using humor as a tool to enhance the experience.

Maria is an eloquent spokesperson for the disabled. She speaks with authority about the medical, social and psychological aspects of disability. - Jonathan Reader Drew University

I cannot thank you enough for the program you provided to the occupational therapy students at New York University. Your openness and willingness to share such personal information with the audience made it even better. - Anita Perr, Clinical Assistant Professor New York University

Thank you for your talk at Johnson & Johnson's Corporate Kick-off...Your presence was a real blessing. - Linda Lachesnes United Way of Central Jersey, Inc.

You were outstanding and gave leaders and scouts alike a new appreciation of a day in the life of a disabled person...Thank you for providing us with details of your life and for helping us relate to all persons with disabilities. - Linda Kemper and Lisa Pastullo Troop #92, Rolling Hills Girl Scout Council

You were a wonderful keynote speaker. It was refreshing to see such honesty. - Pat Curvian Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Coalition on Women and Disabilities

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