has a diverse educational background in nursing, law, alternative dispute resolution, educational psychology and child development. She advocates on behalf of families and students with disabilities in the public school setting. Most recently, she has continued teaching advocacy training and law courses at local universities and is branching of into specialty methodologies that can be used with students with special needs. In continuing her education, she is focusing on children with complex trauma and an emphasis on childhood traumatic grief and behavioral therapy. She has the dual still of being able to file for due process hearings and state complaints. Christine can be reached at

has a diverse background in both special education for ages 3-5, as well as assistance with family conflict for families and adolescents. She is our emergency resource parent for families that are in crisis. Her training and life experience makes her the ideal support person in dealing not only with disabilities, but raising the children of extended family members, some of which who have disabilities themselves. She excels at helping families prioritize their needs, and clarifying substance abuse for both teens and adults. In a very nonjudgmental way, she is able to assist families to getting back on the right path to better the lives of children and adults. She has the dual skills of assisting people who are raising a family member with disabilities and assisting with crises. She is also our special needs advocate in Utah. Tisha can be reached at


has her PH.D is psychology. Besides being a outstanding advocate, and writing excellent evaluations she is also our autism specialist. She enjoys focusing on children with developmental disables and behaviors. Having autism herself allows her to understand what other children with autism are experiencing and makes her one of the best examiners in Southern California. She also enjoys advocating for children who have Regional Center eligibility and identified as special education students. She has a strong success rate for teasing out behaviors that are related to disabilities. She has the dual skills of being about to file for fair hearing with Regional Center and filing State complaints and due process with school districts. Imari can be reached at


is our bilingual advocate here at About Kids. She has a son with a disability, and has a high success rate of obtaining successful IEP's for students who are bilingual. Maria started her career as a social worker, assisting families with support services for reunification. She realized the high number of children who were reported by school districts as retaliation for parents not agreeing to special education services. After realizing the flaws in the system, she was determined to help the disability community, and help parents navigate the special education process with school districts, regional centers. and families who have false reports made about them to DCFS. You can reach Maria at

is an advocate who specializes in Autism. He makes it his mission to know all aspects of this developmental disability, and all services, companies and agencies that serve children with Autism. This is close to his heart as his younger brother has Autism. Prior to coming to About Kids, Brodie received his BA in computer science and studied another year for certification in augmentative communication devices. He strongly believes that every person, regardless of the severity of their disability, that should have some means to communicate with the people around them. Brodie is an excellent resource for matching unique equipment and devices with children who have difficulty communicating. Brodie is also attending school part time to further his education in human services. He is beginning to attend IEP's for students with disabilities. To reach Brodie he mail him at

is the latest addition to About Kids. She has a son with a disability and is training to become an advocate. She has a MA is child development, and a background in Montessori (education K-5.) Beth keeps us updated on which children we need to refer or provide early start services too. She also is certified in Social Thinking, and provides this service through About Kids. Beth is expecting her next child in the fall, and we could not be more excited to have another little one around the office. To reach Beth, email her at