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Joyce Benjamin

Joyce Benjamin, RN, PA is a Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant by training, wife to a Plastic Surgeon, and mother of two adult sons on the autism spectrum from Bowie, Maryland. Her career as an RN and later PA, was focused between Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Plastic Surgery assisting her husband. As a mother of two young children, she chose to homeschool her sons through the ages of 10 and 12 to insure they were being taught utilizing their strengths. After that time, she enrolled them into a private school for children with special education needs, and brought her aging parents to live with her. She continued as a NAET practitioner and as a nurse, assisting her husband. Four years after her sons graduated in 2009, the family was asked to do a documentary for MTV Tru Life Series, which was aired in April of 2014. In August of 2014, the Benjamins created Autism FYI Org establishing the first national registry for safety of those on the autism spectrum. Joyce serves as the COO of the organization and still assists her husband in his surgical practice. Her passion is to help those on the autism spectrum, keeping them safe, providing them with employment opportunities, and establishing a supportive community for them to live independently as adults. In her spare time, she likes to write, sew, and create dolls. For more information visit