Michelle R. Jenkins founded Bryce’s Journey, Inc. on October 20, 2017, to help create support for working mothers of underserved children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Ms. Jenkins is a community leader, parent advocate, and certified paralegal with more than 27 years of professional experience working in the legal field.
Ms. Jenkins’s son, Bryce, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was three years old giving her a first-hand understanding of what the every day challenges of ASD are like. In response to the lack of accessible and available assistance in her direct community, Bryce’s Journey was born. The organization is dedicated to helping reduce disparities of care for working class families and underserved populations. Her services are free or low-cost and available in the inner-city Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roxbury, and Roslindale.
Michelle Jenkins is a member of the Autism Commission’s subcommittee, which provides recommendation to the Commissioner to better serve children with Autism in Boston Public Schools. She was also invited as one of 24 leaders of color from Boston to participate in TSNE Mission Works Non-Profit Executive Directors of Color Capacity Support Pilot Program. Ms. Jenkins continues to be a strong advocate for families who are overlooked and underserved. She will continue to work to fill the gap in services needed by Boston’s inner-city communities of Color.