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Sharon Link

Sharon Link, PhD, is the lead principal consultant for Leadership via Design and senior learning strategist for SharonLinkPhD.com. She holds a PhD in leadership from Gonzaga University, a MEd in educational leadership with an emphasis in human resources, and a BA in education. After serving as a human resources director for several years and administering HR training, compliance management, and onboarding, Dr. Link worked as a classroom teacher with K-12 students and graduate students at various universities. Since then, she has focused on teaching adult learners throughout the country for a variety of organizations.At Leadership via Design, Dr. Link provides instructional design consulting, leadership development with an emphasis on women, and course development for a variety of industries. Her passions are leading, teaching, researching, and writing.

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-prepares-to-drive/

For individuals with autism, driving may seem like a goal that will never be achieved, even though driving is both a marker to independence and adulthood. Yet, up until recently, Dr. Gary Gaffney, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, reported that most people never thought individuals with autism […]

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Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories

Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mother-share-their-amazing-stories/

Dedicated to Rebecca  My name is Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer. I studied the lived experiences of mothers of children with high functioning autism (HFA) for my dissertation. While some aspects of the autism parenting phenomenon had been highlighted before I wrote my dissertation, none of the studies fully explained the phenomenon of maternal experiences as a […]

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How to Prepare Aspie Women for the Workplace

How to Prepare Aspie Women for the Workplace http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aspie-women-workplace/

For women with Asperger’s, the workplace can be a very isolated place. Organizations are social environments, which is uniquely challenging for Aspie Women. In the workplace, women tend to form cliques, social groups, and tribes that neurotypical women are more naturally enabled to understand and navigate. In organizations that I have observed, there is a […]

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