Valerie Herskowitz is both a speech pathologist and pastry chef/chocolatier as well as a mother to young man with autism. Ms. Herskowitz is a two-time Stevie Women in Business Award winner having won the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with children with autism and then in 2014 for Female Innovator of the Year for having founded The Chocolate Spectrum. She is the author of two books on the subject of autism and has presented internationally. She is the President of the National Autism Registry and the Immediate Past President of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. For more information visit the website www.thechocolatespectrum.com.