Mishelle Rudzinski – 9th international forum 'Every child deserves a family'

Mishelle Rudzinski

Mishelle is co-founder and Executive Director of SPOON Foundation.  With a background as a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in the communication and feeding of children with severe disabilities, Mishelle has served in a variety of roles at SPOON since its inception, including Program Director, Director of Feeding and Disability Programming, and Deputy Director. From 1999-2009, she worked at Emanuel Children’s Hospital in Portland where she developed and ran an augmentative communication clinic serving nonverbal children from throughout the Northwest. Upon seeing a lack of tools specifically targeted at children who had difficulty accessing the computer due to physical and vision impairments, Mishelle created SwitchClimber.com, an online subscription-based service for that population.  Mishelle has two daughters and spends an inordinate amount of time at barns and ballet studios waiting for them.