Lisa has 17 years experience in the fields of developmental disabilities, long-term care, and family advocacy. She is a teacher, certified Education Advocate, trained Quality Management Facilitator and Qualified Mental Retardation Professional. Ms. Simmons has also completed training in Essential Lifestyle Planning, dispute resolution, leadership skills, creative problem solving and innovative management techniques in the workplace. Over the last decade, Lisa has spoken on special needs topics at regional and national conferences across the country. She has also written several informational reports and e-books geared specifically to the needs of parents, educators and disability professionals.