Lori EmanuelsLori grew up in the Okanagan and moved to the Lower Mainland as an adult to raise her two sons, one of whom has autism. Lori is deeply committed to her children and her extended family. Throughout her son's life she has been a strong and consistent advocate. Lori has been a Vela Facilitator since 1998 in the Lower Mainland and the Interior of BC. She uses the skills she developed advocating for her son to support and advocate for other individuals with special needs and their families.