Lynda Handy has a doctoral degree from UBC in Educational Psychology and Special Education, as well as a Masters degree in Educational Psychology/School Psychology. She began her career as a resource teacher, and then moved to BC to take the Diploma Program to become a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has worked as a consultant to many school districts in BC, been a psychologist on the Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant teams at Sunny Hill Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital, worked as a consultant at the BC Centre for Ability and a was a sessional lecturer at both UBC and the University of Saskatchewan. Her areas of interest include complex learners with ASD and those with dual diagnoses, and how best to include these students in the classroom. She has provided inservice and professional development for teachers, parents and paraprofessionals throughout BC. Lynda enjoys visiting family in Ontario and returning to Georgian Bay during the summer.