Lori Davie has been employed by Easterseals for over 10 years and has been involved in many roles during employment. Lori received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Healthcare Administration and Child Development from Ashford University. She is an Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Training and Program Consultant and Faculty of the Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC) project.
Lori’s has both professional and personal expertise in understanding and working with families of children with special needs. Lori’s primary role is to synchronize the clinical services, trainings and community outreach, and coach parents of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a wide range of topics including coordinating relationships with providers. In addition her primary responsibility is supporting The Autism Program of Easterseals, Lori is a volunteer for the TeenTastics for Gigi’s Playhouse in Loves Park, serves on the Booster Club for the Rockford IceHogs, and is the secretary for Boy Scout Troop 426 in Loves Park. Lori is the mother of two teenagers, a daughter diagnosed with an ASD and a son with Type 1 Diabetes.
Kimberly Norwood, Resource Room Program Coordinator, has worked as a paraprofessional in area public school districts. Kimberly is pursuing her Associates of Arts degree and will be going into the Social Work field. Kimberly has personal expertise in advocating and supporting children with special needs. She has attended numerous conferences and trainings to develop her skills and knowledge to better facilitate for her own child with special needs. Kimberly’s primary role is to promote and maintain the Resource Room, and support the Program Manager in the daily operations of the program.