Sara Huvaere, M.Ed
Education Advocate / Early Childhood Specialist
(313) 401-7267

Sara is an Educational Consultant and Advocate focused on helping children who are struggling in the school environment.  Sara is dedicated to helping families receive the best possible intervention and services for their child.  In addition, Sara provides consultation to professionals who need additional support in understanding various learners as well as providing specific accommodations and adaptations within the classroom setting.  Sara has a specialization in working with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sara began her career as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher where she adapted curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.  She also created programs that were specific for students who had ASD.  She has over 12 years of experience as a classroom teacher.

Sara obtained her Bachelors of Science in Special Education with a specialization in Early Intervention and Family Studies from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She holds a M.Ed. with a major in Special Education and a focus on autism from Wayne State University in Michigan.  Sara is a Certified Special Education teacher with three Special Education endorsements: Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Cognitive Impairments.

Sara is also a Certified PLAY Project Consultant trained by Richard Solomon, M.D.  She is also a Teaching PLAY Consultant, which focuses on helping educators implement the PLAY Project model in the classroom.

Services Sara offers include:

  • Advocacy and guidance navigating the school system
  • Reviewing school records
  • School observations
  • Observational report with detailed suggestions for placement, curriculum, classroom, and behavioral support
  • IEP attendance support
  • Support in developing IEP's, 504 plans as well as Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Consultation for teachers and school staff

Pat O'Connor
The Ann Arbor Center Office Manager

(734) 997-9088

Pat has been with The Ann Arbor Center since 2004, bringing over 30 years of experience as a corporate administrative and human resource assistant with a large architectural and engineering design firm.  Pat has also worked with the Michigan Autism Partnership and with Eastern Michigan University's autism clinic.  She enjoys working at The Ann Arbor Center setting up appointments and greeting families.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her five grandchildren.  Chocolate and a really good bargain are her favorites.

The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

 Ann Arbor Center Staff