Cheryl works with families to navigate the special education process by focusing on supporting families in working collaboratively with their local school district in order to secure the most appropriate special education services for their children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
She completed the Parent Consultant advocacy training program with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and also completed Wrightslaw's Advocacy training. She formerly taught students with autism ages 3-22 for several years in a residential setting at a private, nonprofit autism education center and global leader in the provision of effective, evidence-based educational services for children with autism and their families.
Cheryl holds a BA in Psychology and earned a Certificate of Graduate Study in Behavioral Intervention in Autism, and will pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is a member of several professional organizations related to special education, Autism and advocacy; she participates in numerous parent and advocate discussion groups related to effective school programming for children with ASDs; she frequently attends conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings related to advocacy and Autism Spectrum Disorders in order to continually advance her knowledge of current and relevant issues surrounding special education and Massachusetts and Federal laws & regulations as they pertain to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.