“If they can not learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”
Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas
Sabrina Thomas is a trained Autism & Special Education Advocate, Author, Parent Coach, Speaker, and Columnist. As a special needs parent for over twenty years, she is on a relentless mission to cut through the confusion and empower parents of children with special needs to become their child’s best advocate.
Having originally worked in the hospitality industry for 20+ years, Sabrina has dedicated the past ten years to be a compassionate voice for the voiceless. She is a certified master IEP coach and through one-on-one coaching, workshops, keynotes, books and resources, raises awareness and helps parents develop an effective strategy for working with authorities so their children can achieve the best quality of life.
Sabrina has two beautiful sons, one of whom, Omar, has autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disability. She is determined to provide parents and caregivers with the tools, knowledge, and support she lacked in the early years of her son’s diagnosis.
She is studying towards a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.
A sought-after speaker, a servant leader, and a respected voice in her field, Sabrina uses her platforms to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and educate the global community about children with special needs. She also speaks on topics relating to entrepreneurship, self-care, eliminating fear and self-doubt and women’s empowerment.
Hoping to broaden the scope of her work and in line with her vision – she started an empowerment community called “Girl, Don’t Count Yourself Out’. This inclusive community of mothers, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and more was built around the hope of providing and opportunity to empower, support and uplift women.
When she is not campaigning for the rights of special needs children and their parents, she spends with time with her son’s and grandson.
She has coauthored twelve books and hopes to keep on making an impact and changing lives.