"Change the way we look at things, and the things we look at will change,"
by W. Dyer
As a mother and a health care practitioner, I have a profound passion for advocacy for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. The richness that comes from neurodiversity can never to be captured if we do not include the contributions of neurodiverse individuals.
In addition to my practice as a DNP, in the community I dedicate my time to serving families as a parent mentor for Parents Helping Parents in San Jose, California and as a board member for the regional advisory committee (RAC) of California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD).
At CReW, I have had the privilege and the pleasure to work with a team of Neurodiversity Family Coaches to develop the “Walk with Me” program for families who are newly diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disabilities and need help to find their way. I intend to bring Walk with Me to rural and underserved communities, where access to resources to serve the neurodiverse community remains a challenge. My vision is to reduce the disparities in obtaining appropriate services and care so that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities can live safe, dignified, peaceful, and happy lives in their community.
My coaching practice focuses on family mental health, structural challenges and navigation for services, information literacy, special education, and diagnostics. I would love to work with your family to help you find your way and thrive!