Theresa is of Samoan decent from the village of Vai’ee, Moata’a and Alamagoto, born and raised in West Auckland. When two of Theresa’s children were diagnosed with ASD, she resigned from her 12 year career in the New Zealand Police to focus on being a full-time mum. Theresa and her husband Pat moved to New Plymouth and founded Autism Connex to support other families on the journey. They are devoted to their God and the calling upon their lives to help and support other families who live the ASD journey. “I am a better mum, and a better person, because of my boys. It’s a privilege to support other families”