Hello and Welcome!
I'm Sara, the heart and mind behind this platform. I'm an occupational therapist, a dedicated homeschooling mom, and an advocate for neurodiverse learning. My journey into this world began with personal experiences that transformed my professional and personal life.
It all started with my brother. Growing up alongside him, who is autistic, I saw firsthand the challenges and triumphs of neurodiversity. As he transitioned into his teenage years, our family realized the scarcity of resources available for neurodiverse individuals, especially for life skills development during these crucial years. This gap in resources ignited my passion and led me to start Learning for a Purpose.
My Professional Path
As an occupational therapist, I have always been committed to helping people overcome life’s challenges through practical skills and therapeutic interventions. My journey is now taking a new direction as I delve deeper into becoming a neurodiversity-affirming professional. I'm continually learning and adapting my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with.
My Personal Life
Homeschooling my 3 and 5-year-old children has been a rewarding and enlightening experience. It has not only been a journey of teaching but also of learning alongside them, especially with my neurodivergent 5-year-old. This experience has reinforced my belief in the importance of tailored, empathetic, and strength-focused education.
At Learning for a Purpose, I combine my professional expertise with my personal experiences to create resources and guides for life skills education. My focus is on empowering neurodiverse individuals, children, teens, and young adults by equipping them with the skills necessary for a fulfilling and independent life. I'm also expanding to include resources for younger children and for those embarking on the homeschooling journey.
I invite you to join me and the many others in this community as we explore the world of neurodiverse education together. Whether you are a parent, educator, therapist, or someone passionate about embracing neurodiversity, you’ll find resources, support, and inspiration here at Learning for a Purpose.
Thank you for being a part of this journey. Together, we can make a real difference.