Sabra Townsend left the corporate engineering sector after her son (now 21 yrs. old) was born with a physical disability, then later diagnosed with Autism. Currently managing an AmeriCorps program that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to consulting in the human services field, Ms. Townsend has presented at numerous conferences on issues affecting people with special needs. She served as group leader on the DPW statewide PA Autism Task Force and works with the city, state and private organizations to improve services for children and youth with special health care needs.