• A Mother’s Journey Supporting an Autistic Loved One – and What Fellow Educators Can Learn 

    by Shelley Hughes, OTR and Director of Portfolio Management and Delivery, Pearson Clinical Assessment

    Daughter and mother mixing food

    As an OTR (registered occupational therapist) and Director of Portfolio Management and Delivery at Pearson Clinical Assessment, I have extensive experience working with students who have been diagnosed with a variety of conditions. And, as a mom of an autistic daughter, I understand on a personal level how challenging it can be to get the diagnosis that’s needed — and why it’s imperative that schools join caregivers in their quest for answers.  

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