Teresa Unnerstall, BS Education, is a writer, advocate, speaker, and consultant specializing in the dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD). She is the author of A New Course: A Mother’s Journey Navigating Down Syndrome and Autism published in 2020. Since 2012, Teresa has been writing a blog about her son Nick and topics related to DS-ASD at www.nickspecialneeds.com. Teresa has presented workshops and webinar trainings for NDSC, NDSS, DSCBA, MDSC and universities across the country along with numerous podcast appearances. Teresa serves on the board of directors for The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection.