Experts who are available to help families

ASF Family Resource Team

Meet the Family Resource Team

Michelle Harvey-Martin Individual Education Plan (IEP) Issues, ASF IEP Bank, Educational Issues and Advocacy
Michelle Harvey-Martin

Michelle’s areas of focus are IEP’s and ABA. If you have questions about IEP goals, IEP meetings with teachers, or your child’s inclusion at school, Michelle is your go-to resource. Her MEd in Special Education (Severe/Comprehensive Disabilities) and ABA form a great foundation for her work with the ASF. She is also interested in the intersection of behavior/ABA principles and education and applying that to disabilities such as Angelman Syndrome. Michelle was introduced to Angelman Syndrome through her youngest brother (Matt, Del+), who recently graduated from high school and is now in his district’s community-based program. She adores her brother and is very proud of him, crediting much of his success to her mom and dad. She enthusiastically uses her personal experiences to help other AS families. Michelle currently lives in San Diego.

Lizzie Sordia General Resources (Supplies, Durable Medical Goods, Products, Daily Living Products and Services)
Lizzie Sordia

Lizzie is mom to two young boys, Braden and Nathan (Del +). She joins the ASF Resource Team specializing in General Resources (supplies, durable medical goods, products, helpful daily living products and services). From finding the most appropriate beds for your child to giving you helpful tips to get you through a day as an AS family, Lizzie is the gal to contact. Lizzie is also creator of the online magazine Angelman Today and is passionate about raising awareness about AS and about the health of her children. She finds that Nathan’s diet proves to be the most important treatment in keeping him healthy and off almost all meds. Lizzie is the also the site coordinator of the Orlando, Florida ASF walk site!

Dr. Eric Wright Resources and Services specific to State Waivers, Government Assistance, Insurance and Advocacy
Dr. Eric Wright

Eric’s experiences as an elementary school guidance counselor and teacher at the university level in Education and Human Development make him the ASF’s Government/Insurance/Advocacy guru. Along with helping AS families navigate through the red tape of waivers, assistance, and insurance, he also serves as consultant on the Bureau of Maternal Child Health/Pacer Program as well as on the Medicaid Technical Advisory Council and Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Eric and his wife Debbie have three children: Ella, Elsie (Del+), and Ethan. The Wrights love traveling, horseback riding, and swimming together. Together Eric and Debbie continue to seek out resources to best serve other AS families.

Each member of the team has a family member with Angelman syndrome, so each is personally familiar with AS and has experience in overcoming challenges faced by families and individuals with AS and in improving the quality of life for all involved.

Use the form below to contact them, so they can help find the resources you need.

ASF Resource Team Contact Form

Please do not use this form to ask for medical advice. Contact your physician for help with medical issues or treatment advice. This form is appropriate, however, if you are looking for advice on finding a medical professional.

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