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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Sara Sanders Gardner

Sara Sanders Gardner is the openly autistic designer of Bellevue College's nationally recognized Neurodiversity Navigators program, established in 2011. As director and faculty in the program, Sara designs curriculum, teaches cohort students, leads a team of staff, faculty, and peer mentors, and works to support disability inclusion and accessibility across campus. Until 2017, Sara served a dual role as an Access Specialist for neurodivergent students while directing the then Autism Spectrum Navigators program. As the founder of Autistic at Work LLC, Sara also provides workshops and e-Learning in Neurodiversity Cultural Responsiveness for Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services, and other entities - in areas such as social justice, intersectionality, cultural communication styles, and job accommodations. Sara’s work in the disability field began in 2001, when as a newly diagnosed autistic, they served as a parent advocate for Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, provided parenting classes, “Helping the Behaviorally Challenging Child” at United Cerebral Palsy and the City of Irvine, and was president of a 600-family autism support group in Orange County, CA.
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