Sarah is a former elementary school teacher and reading specialist by trade. She is also a parent of two children who have needed advocacy support since they entered Kindergarten. Her advocacy work has focused on generating collaborative conversations around a variety of disabilities (Autism, anxiety, dysgraphia, ADHD, depression, trauma in a school setting) to develop a working IEP to support the child in succeeding within a system. Sarah believes that behaviors are not separate from the disabilities but rather a form of communication that either conveys that the accommodations and supports are working or need to be modified. In her leisure time she enjoys mentoring autistic adults, spending time with her family and friends, boating, hiking, and listening to music.