About Maria Borde
orn and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria was a sensitive little girl who became an orphan at the tender age of one. Her mother became one of the 30,000 people missing in Argentina during a brutal military dictatorship. She was abandoned by her father.
aised by her maternal grandmother and two young uncles, Maria's tragic experiences caused her to deeply ponder about life's purpose. It provided her with the resilience, courage and determination to turn these devastating circumstances into genuine and positive opportunities for self-discovery, kindness and growth.
aria is a passionate speaker who enjoys motivating others in their own path to self-fulfillment and happiness.
he is also the founder and president of the Autism Parents Association of Trinidad & Tobago (APATT), a non-profit organization established to help and represent those on the spectrum and their parents. She is able to fiercely do this because she is also the mother of three children with autism.