Lynette Estrada, Ed.D. earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership, master’s degree in Varying Exceptionalities, and bachelor’s in Psychology. In addition to her degrees, she is a mother of a 22-year-old with ASD and she is an Ambassador for the Women for Tri, Ironman Foundation. Lynette is currently a case manager providing services to transition and adult constituents with UM-NSU CARD Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Transition and Adult team. Prior to working at CARD she was a special education teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. By using her knowledge as a special education teacher for 14 years, holding certifications in ESOL, General Education, and VE, her role at CARD permits her the ability to work with families while using her experiences to address the issues that arise as individuals with autism leave school and find their way into the community. Lynette has the passion to motivate parents to create plans for their child when they are younger so that the child/family can reach their full potential once the child leaves the school system and beyond.
Transitioning is a time of change. Today’s youth face many changes and challenges as they move into adulthood. This transition can be an emotional rollercoaster for the families as well as the young adult with ASD. This presentation will highlight key elements for families to execute an individualized family plan needed for a smooth transition […]