Meet ASN Staff

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Sara Sanders Gardner

Program Director, Adjunct Faculty


Sara Gardner began at Bellevue College in 2010, during the pilot study for what is now the Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program. Following the pilot, Sara stayed on to design and develop the program, and now is Program Director for ASN. Sara is also adjunct faculty: teaching orientation and the first class in the ASN …more about Sara Sanders Gardner

Lauren Maisano, M.Ed. Picture

Lauren Maisano, M.Ed.

Program Manager, Adjunct Faculty


Just a little about me: I’m a Michigan native (Go Red Wings!). I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2012 from Saginaw Valley State University and my Master’s in Leadership in Higher Education from UW in 2016.  After my undergraduate graduation, I recognized the importance of co-curricular learning (I was highly involved in my sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, …more about Lauren Maisano, M.Ed.