Brendan Sheerin, M.Ed.
Queens University of Belfast, Ireland, 1978
Brendan spent 40 years as a teacher and head of various schools in both Ireland and the USA before retiring in 2018.
His experience, professional and personal, led him to conclude that the medical and educational systems do not automatically support struggling children and families.
Brendan now works to support parents with their children’s challenges.
He believes that, with an understanding of the “system,” parents can level the playing field for their child and become their child’s best advocate and coach.
Brendan’s areas of expertise include:
The school-aged child with challenges
The testing and IEP process
Support for the child with learning disabilities
Organizational and homework coaching
Friendships and bullying
Executive functioning in general
Raising the early adolescent
Lori Sheerin, M.A.Ed.
The George Washington University, 1989
Lori has spent her 35 year career providing services to children and families in the field of Early Childhood Education/Special Education.
She is also a graduate of the internationally-renowned PLAY Project (playproject.org), for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, based in Arbor, Michigan.
To many of her families, she is known affectionately as the “baby whisperer.”
Lori’s passion for supporting families living with Developmental Delays, Educational Differences, and Autism Spectrum Disorder was inspired by the iconic Stanley Greenspan while she was a graduate student at The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Lori’s areas of expertise include:
Early Intervention/Developmental Intervention
Support for parents of children with Autism, ages 0-8.
PLAY Project Consultant for families of children with Autism.
Teacher Educator, Consultant, and Advocate on school issues and the child with learning differences.
Highly regarded conference speaker