Debbie comes to her position as Patient and Family Navigator from Employee Health at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she spent four years as an administrative assistant acquainting newly hired and current employees with health information and procedures necessary for compliance. Most of her experience with autism has a personal side: helping her now 27-year-old son navigate diagnosis, therapy, educational, psychological and transitional services. Debbie served as a volunteer throughout her son’s school experience on many boards and committees dealing with autism and other disabilities. Debbie spent fifteen years working with local preschool children and their families and being on the front lines of identifying possible cases of autism and seeking out eligibility testing with local school systems. Debbie has a B.A. in Communication Studies (Speech Communications) from Lynchburg College, now called the University of Lynchburg.
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