Date Started: March, 2002
Duties at CARD: Parent Partner for Putnam County, Community Awareness
Areas of Interest: Parent training and networking, sensory issues
Background: Cheryl is the mother of two; a son and a daughter. Her daughter has autism. She started the ASD focus group in Putnam County and is a member of the Putnam County Interagency Transition Team.
Date Started: November, 1999
Duties at CARD: Parent Partner for Hernando County, Parent Orientations and follow-up
Background: Margie is also a parent of a child with autism and is active in District 3 Family Care Council and Families for Inclusion in Alachua County
Date Started: November, 2004
Degrees: BS, Computer Science, Park College. 2003 Graduate Partners In Policy Making, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council.
Duties at CARD: Parent Partner for Marion County, parent orientations, follow-up and support in locating services and resources
Background: Amparo is the mother of six sons, having two sons with disabilities, the care, well-being and education of special needs children have become her passion.