Sandy Fields is a parent of a child with severe disabilities, and assisting families has been a lifelong passion. She has worked as a professional special education advocate for a federally funded parent training and information center for over 18 years and was a parent support volunteer for several years prior. She has served on several boards of directors for disability organizations, on state committees, as a local long-term care ombudsman, has founded a parent information group, and has helped to establish a recreational horseback riding program in her local area. Sandy has broad knowledge of special education rules and disability regulations as well as a wide variety of general parenting, autism, and other disability-related resources. She holds a BS in psychology from Indiana University and regularly engages in ongoing professional development activities to better support parents of children with all types of disabilities.