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Meet Our Staff

Members of the Disability Lifespan Solutions (DLS) team offer a wealth of expertise and professional connections that help them serve families of people with developmental, intellectual, behavioral, and physical disabilities. 

The DLS team combines professional savvy with the understanding that comes with the personal experience of working and living with people with disabilities.

Joan Munnelly
Disability Lifespan Solutions Autism Navigator

Joan joined DLS following a successful career as an independent special education advocate and consultant. Her knowledge and expertise cover the full range of services and benefits for people with autism spectrum disorder, including early intervention, neuro-psych testing, the individualized education plan (IEP) process, various therapies, autism-friendly activities, school choices, transition planning, guardianship and financial planning, and options for financing needed services. Joan is formally trained as a special needs advocate and consultant through the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

"I'm honored to serve families of individuals with autism and look forward to helping families address all their issues and concerns."

Ali Buzzeo
Disability Lifespan Solutions Family Navigator

After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, Ali read The Horse Boy, a memoir written by a father about his non-verbal son diagnosed with autism and it touched a chord. She was moved by the parents' resolve and inspired by their out of the box thinking as they raised their son. Ali joined JF&CS in 2010 as a care coordinator in a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities and most recently as an In-Home Behavior Therapist. As an In-Home Behavior Therapist, Ali realized she loved working with parents of children with disabilities and that one of the most gratifying parts of the job was connecting families with resources and other services that they may not have known existed. Now she's excited to be able to focus on working with parents as a Family Navigator in DLS.

"I am excited to be a part of this program and to serve as an advocate, guide, and support for parents and adults with developmental disabilities."

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