Master of Social Work,
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California consistently ranks among the nation’s top accredited social work graduate programs in U.S. News & World Report. USC Master of Social Work program is recognized as one of the best for preparing clinical social workers, with alumni equally successful in policy practice, advocacy and program administration. USC MSW website
PCI Certified Parent Coach®
Seattle Pacific University
Parent Coach Certification® Training Program™ a comprehensive academic one-year, graduate-level program in collaboration with Seattle Pacific University. The PCI coaching model is a research-based, collaborative process between coach and parent designed to bring about positive change for children and families. PCI website
Guest Blogger, Advocate, Consultant
Shari works as an Autism Advocate and consultant to Lineagen, Inc. and other organizations specializing in making a difference in the lives of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
She has also been asked to serve as a guest blogger, namely at SFGate, to discuss Autsim issues and help educate the community at large about the disorder.
Autism Awareness Month Events–Autism Awareness Month Stories – “August 22, 2010 was a very poignant anniversary for our family. It was the 5 year anniversary of the day my husband Vin and I first heard, “your son has autism.” At the time, I was quite certain I would never be the same. There were days where I was unrecognizable to myself and people who knew me prior to this date…”
I am the parent of two differently abled children.
I am the proud Mom of two remarkable differently abled boys. I understand what it means to live with the joys, frustrations, demands, and courage required to be a special needs parent. I appreciate the strength and fear necessary to become an advocate for a child, as well as the challenge and success of building a collaborative team with medical, insurance, schools, therapies, and countless other providers. I am on a similar journey; allow me to walk alongside you.