Naomi was born in Jeannette, PA and lived there until a preteen. A parental job transfer resulted in Naomi’s family being relocated to Evans, GA as a teenager. She has adapted to the southern life, yet is a Yankee at heart. Naomi is a class of 2000 graduate from Augusta State University, with a Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education. After several years in the workforce and becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Naomi continued her education and became a 2008 alumnus of Walden University with a Master’s in Public Health. She is currently employed at a local hospital as a Family Support Coordinator.

Educational and professional experiences have served Naomi well, yet it’s her personal experiences that have validated her credentials. She has always been passionate about empowering others to become their best. It was the traumatic birth and the continued arduous responsibility of raising a medically involved and differently-abled child that fuels Naomi’s passion for advocacy.

Naomi has been speaking to allied health, medical and nursing students, physicians, residents, educators, parents and community leaders about the connection and interdependence of raising a differently-abled child as a productive member of society.

Exceptional Living 101 is an organization created for parents of differently-abled kids run by parents with differently-abled kids. Our Mission is to provide a one-stop resource center assisting individuals, parents and/or caregivers in navigating systems associated with the special needs world across the life span.

Our Values:

We believe in person-centered planning

We believe in celebrating individual abilities

We believe everyone is uniquely and wonderfully made

We believe in fostering environments to gain independence

We believe each person has a unique skill set and ability to contribute to society

We believe in giving everyone the opportunity to show what they can do and not be judged by what they can’t


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