Abby Reifman Fisch
Abby Reifman Fisch became interested and involved in the special needs community growing up in Los Angeles, CA. With a cousin who has Down syndrome, she quickly became familiar with individuals who have diverse needs and styles, and passionate about working within the community. She interned in a preschool classroom for students with Autism as her first experience working within the education setting. Abby graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She received her Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge along with her CLAD certificate (English Language authorization) and her Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate) from California State University, Fullerton. Abby worked as the Resource Specialist at Lanai Road in Encino, California, a Los Angeles Unified School District school, for five years, supporting students with the eligibilities of: Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, Hard-of-Hearing, Other Health Impairment, and Autism.
Ms. Fisch has been an advocate for a few years and has an excellent reputation in the community.