Valerie joined Parent to Parent of Miami in 2020 as an Education and Support Specialist. She has two children, a daughter and a son who together have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, and ADHD. Valerie understands the fears and struggles that come with having children with disabilities and desires to help families feel supported and guided as they navigate the best ways to help their children.
Valerie strongly believes she should not be afraid to share her children’s diagnoses with others since her goals is to continue to raise awareness. For her, a diagnosis is an opportunity to better understand the child and seek various options to help them grow and to better understand their unique needs and abilities. She feels that every child is a gift. Valerie lives with her children and husband and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.