Yetta is the mother of teenage son with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability diagnosis who has attended non-public schools in Maryland since 2008.  She is the Founder and President of DC Autism Parents (DCAP) and served as the Community Outreach Coordinator at Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Hospital from 2016-2019, and currently serves as CASD’s Community Engagement and ECHO Autism Manager.  In 2019, she was appointed by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to serve as a member of the DC Developmental Disabilities Council.  Additionally, she serves as the Co-chair of the DC Family Support Council.  She is also is a member of the Got Transition National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group.  She has served as the Act Early Ambassador to the District of Columbia since 2016.  She deeply believes that parental involvement is key to obtaining quality services for all children, and that an informed parent is an engaged parent.

 


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