Stacy completed her undergraduate studies in health sciences from UCF, and graduated from Stony Brook University in NY in 1998 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. After graduation, Stacy began her career in acute care and level 1 trauma, where she grew her repertoire of skills in Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedics and Spinal Cord Injuries. Stacy supplemented her work day at the hospital working with developmentally disabled children and young adults, in urban areas, working in group homes, day habilitation sites and community re-entrance programs. While residing in New York City, Stacy directed the design and renovation of a simulated training apartment for people with disabilities. She expanded her knowledge of assistive technology, adaptive equipment and bracing as a manager of the UCP orthotics clinic, along with a pediatric physiatrist and orthotist. Stacy was working at UCP in NYC on 9/11, and her priorities swiftly changed. She shifted her clinical focus to the birth to 5 population, a much needed transition from the rigorous and fast pace of the city, to providing care and education to children and families in their natural environments. Stacy has spent the last 15 years working with children and their families in the home, pre-school and school based settings. Her enthusiasm and determination to engage children in play, promote accessibility and procure resources for children with physical and emotional challenges, while maximizing function, are the hallmarks of her treatment approach. Stacy has training in the areas of NDT/SI, Handwriting Without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, The Wilbarger Protocol, and Meditation. She also has extensive knowledge working with Applied Behavior Analysis, incorporating sensory based strategies to decrease anxiety and promote engagement and function for children with ASD. Stacy has found as a wife and mother of 3 daughters, 11,8, and 4, that she is continuously struggling to find work/family balance. Stacy is humbled by the courage, perseverance and selflessness of people during personal trials.