Sara Huvaere, M.Ed
Education Advocate / Early Childhood Specialist
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.
Onna is a licensed social worker with a range of clinical experience, including more than a decade of work in the fields of autism and early childhood. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy, specializing in parenting challenges, early childhood, and autism spectrum disorders.
She treats children and adults with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation challenges, relationship problems, social skills challenges, and parenting issues. She uses a collaborative and empathetic approach with clients, drawing on family systems, cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, and psychodynamic models.
Onna is a Certified PLAY Project Consultant trained by Richard Solomon, MD. She is also a Teaching PLAY Consultant who provides training to educators who want to implement the PLAY Project model in the classroom.
Her educational consulting services including IEP support and advocacy, classroom observation, and school staff training.
Onna Solomon, LMSW
Individual and Family Therapist / Educational Consultant
Services Sara offers include:
The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
The Ann Arbor Center Office Manager
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.
DR. RICHARD SOLOMON
3031 Miller Road ANN ARBOR, MI 48103