Donnie Winokur is an internationally known speaker, consultant, writer, trainer and producer who has spent the last 30 years in the communications arena. While Donnie’s interest is based on first-hand experience parenting her own son who is affected by fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), mental illness, autism and a host of differing abilities, her outreach extends to exploring unique understandings and interventions in the field of developmental disabilities. Her passion for education in the area of the justice system, self-advocacy, sexuality, service dogs and other challenges resulting from disability comes from years of innovative training and community building.
Donnie’s family’s story was featured in The New York Times Magazine on February 5th 2012. This lead story remained the #1 most emailed article in The New York Times globally for the first 30 days after its publication. Their journey of adoption, disability and their son’s service dog was also profiled in the May 2012 issue of Reader’s Digest Canada, Readers Digest India (September 2012), Marie Claire Australia, (May 2012), XL Seminal (Spain 2012) and was the feature in the September 2012 Guide Post magazine.
Her internationally award-winning children’s book; “Nuzzle – the love between a boy and his service dog” was published in 2011. This followed her 11-year old daughter’s award-winning book, “My Invisible World – life with my brother, his disability and his service dog”.
Donnie seeks to find innovative ways in which to advocate for all who are touched by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
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