Marlene Sotelo has the voice of an angel – and a heart to match. A music therapist, she is certified as both a behavior analyst and special education teacher, and holds an Ed.D. in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University. Marlene has devoted not only her talent, but also her exceptional intellectual ability, to making the world a better place for those on the autism spectrum. Read (and listen!) to how Marlene Sotelo is making a difference for autism…
A former Miss University of Miami, her colorful background includes writing and recording a song for the Children’s Miracle Network telethon; singing at stadium games for the Marlins, Dolphins, Florida Panthers and The Heat; and performing throughout the world with the USO. She has released several singles through Dial Records, including “Restless,” “Sky High,” and “Between Us.” Her latest release, an original composition, has been used to increase autism awareness and to raise money for autism research. The song is aptly titled, “Make A Difference.”
“We can go through each day without realizing how lucky we are and how many are not as fortunate. So remember to stop and think about how you can make difference in the life of someone else. Then go out… and do something!”
Marlene currently serves as the assistant director of the Broward Satellite Branch for the University of Miami Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). She has traveled around the world providing consulting services to families, as well as schools and other organizations serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Email Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org