Stacey is the president of the Autism Society of Florida, statewide coordinator of Partners in Policymaking, educational advocate with Family Network on Disabilities, certified mediator, and former editor of The Autism Notebook Magazine. She has held numerous committee positions focusing on the needs and passions of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Stacey is a Points of Light Honoree and recipient of the Disability Advocate of the Year Award for Outstanding Community Service, among others. As a trainer, consultant and interventionist, Stacey has provided educational opportunities to parents and professionals from a vast array of organizations, including Governor Councils on Disabilities, the Early Learning Coalition, Children’s Services Councils, the Pediatric Society, Family Care Councils, school districts, and state universities. For more than 20 years she has trained on the importance of establishing effective communication in schools, the workplace and community, and has promoted, enhanced, and advocated for true inclusion.
Great Expectations – Steps to Maximizing Transitional Success Many of us get caught in a trap of low expectation. This session focuses on how transition improves by raising the bar. The importance of a strong IEP, instruction in self-determination, career planning and creating inclusive experiences during the formative years of development will be discussed. […]