DIversability inc. Team
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Oregon State University, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. In her 20+ years of experience working in the human service field, Amanda has honed skills in behavior intervention, group facilitation, connecting individuals and families to meaningful resources, professional consultation, and education advocacy. Since 2004, just after her oldest daughter was born with Down syndrome, Amanda’s focus has been working with and advocating for people experiencing diversabilities and their families, as well as working with the professionals who serve individuals and families. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Down Syndrome Connection of Central Oregon.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a minor in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Born and raised in the Portland area, Sarah knew from a young age that working with individuals with diversabillites was her passion. In high school she volunteered as a peer tutor for students with diversabillites as well as worked in 3rd and 5th grade classrooms. In college Sarah volunteered with Special Olympics Oregon and worked as a Personal Support Worker on breaks. After college Sarah interned for Special Olympics Oregon and continued working as a Personal Support Worker. After traveling through Europe for two months Sarah returned to Portland to work as a Special Education Assistant. After traveling to Bend her entire life multiple times a year, she decided it was time to finally make the commitment to her love for the outdoors and make a permanent move. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of the Diversabillity Inc. team and for this new chapter of adventure in her life.