Thursday, March 16th from 3:15-4:15PM @ 5th Grade Classroom
Requests for the online streaming link may also be sent to
Rachel Presley at [email protected]
Join us for an important event open to EVERYONE in the FSW community. This collaborative panel discussion will explore the topic of neurodiversity and the ways in which we can cultivate a more equitable culture here at Friends and beyond. Featuring an incredible lineup of Wilmington-based health professionals and therapists, all of whom emphasize the importance of inclusivity and a strengths-based approach to learning. We can't wait to see you there.
More About Our Panelists
Dr. Julie Adams, MD: Julie previously worked for 8 years at Duke University where she focused on global mental health and health equity. The last 8 years she has worked in pharmaceutical development, currently serving as Executive Medical Director at AbbVie.
Courtney Clement-Bowles, MAEd, LCMHCA, NCC: Courtney is a neurodivergent affirming therapist passionate about providing mental health care for neurodivergent individuals, including children and their families, through the power of play therapy.
Landis Holman, MA, LCMHC, PPS: Landis is a clinical mental health and school counselor. She utilizes a strengths based approach in working with neurodivergent individuals.
Dr. Karen Kirk, PhD: Karen Kirk has a Masters degree in special education and doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology. She has taught all ages of students with special needs, consulted to schools in the United States and Europe, and taught educators at the college level. She has managed a private psychology practice serving children and adolescents since 2008. FSW is one of her favorite places to support the success of students and teachers!
Eileen Lozinsky, MAT: As a neurodiverse woman, Eileen felt drawn to supporting this population her whole life. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she began working as a Register line therapist for an ABA private company in Charleston, SC for 10 years. During this time she returned to school and received her MAT in special education with a concentration in emotional/ behavioral disabilities from College of Charleston. She went on to complete three courses toward a BCBA while teaching as an Intensive Behavior Support teacher in the public school sector for 8 years.
Dr. Mackenzie Sawyer, OTD, OTR/L: Mackenzie is a pediatric occupational therapist that runs the niche clinic, Therapy Kids. She received my doctorate in occupational therapy from New York University where she completed her advanced competence in sensory-based interventions with neurodiverse children. She values using a natural, inclusive environment and a strength-based approach when working with children and their families.