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 course series to incoming program students, and providing curriculum design guidance for the ASN course series. Sara holds professional certification as a Collaborative Problem Solving Trainer from Think:Kids, a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Other education includes certification at California State University at Fullerton Autism Evidence Based Institute, coursework in Early Childhood Education at Coastline Community College, and post-secondary in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Sara is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Adaptive Leadership.