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Navigating life together with personalized intelligence.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As a public benefit corporation, this mission is written into our founding documents.
We believe that choice is fundamental to quality of life. That's why we pair person-centered thinking with personalized intelligence to help you make the choices right for you. We want you to the live the life you want and we're here to help you navigate.
Our team is leading the way in self-directed care and transition planning in California. With extensive experience in serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, our navigators are experts in the services and supports available to you.
It starts with you.
We believe that your aspirations for your life is our north star.
Let's make big dreams happen.
We are energetic believers in your future. We will leave no stone unturned to help you make your dreams happen.
We harness collective intelligence.
We rely on data, feedback, and experts in the field to help you navigate your choices
We are with you.
We are on your side as your advocate, confidant, and trusted co-pilot.
Neurodiversity belongs here.
We hire neurodiverse talent, amplify neurodiverse voices, and design products with neurodiverse input.
Sabrina Kappe is a founding member of NeuroNav.
She began her career as a User Experience Designer, helping reimagine the customer journey and digital touchpoints for members and staff of Kaiser Permanente. She has spent the last five years building innov . . .
Caroline Garrett is a service navigator at NeuroNav.
From backgrounds in social work and psychology, she has centered her career on autism and developmental disabilities. Caroline has bachelor’s degrees in social work and psychology from Meredith College in . . .
Natasha Bijlani is a Service Navigator at NeuroNav.
She holds a degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, where she advocated for students with disabilities and worked to get ADA accessibility around campus for them. During her time there, she also typed novels to be turned into braille for people who were visually impaired . . .
Adam Plachta is Director of Customer Success at NeuroNav.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Adam began his career as a recruiter, primarily in the biotech and pharmaceutical space. He then moved into Customer Success at Greenhouse, followed by Newfront, an insurance technology company. He was drawn to NeuroNav because of its strong mission . . .
Chynna Glasson is a Service Navigator at NeuroNav.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Child Development with a minor in Counseling from Sacramento State. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. Prior to working with NeuroNav, Chynna provided Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to children and youth, worked as a preschool teacher, and assisted at-risk youth . . .
Peter Rafael Ferrer
Peter Rafael Ferrer is a Service Navigator at NeuroNav.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Biology with an emphasis on Human Health, as well as a degree in Chemistry. After graduating, he received an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. He then worked in a retirement home with people with dementia, as well as a company specializing in giving Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to clients, where he eventually got promoted to a manager position.
He strongly believes that everyone deserves their own choices and the ability to walk their own path . . .
Yadira Morales is a Service Navigator at NeuroNav.
They hold a Bachelor’s from Wellesley College, where they majored in Philosophy and Japanese. School had always been a struggle and college even more so, but the sudden loss of that structure after graduation was much harder to handle. A few years later Yadira finally received an Autism diagnosis. Determined to help others going through similar struggles, Yadira launched ExpandYu.com where they offer support to other neurodivergent adults struggling with the demands of a neurotypical world . . .
Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialized in the phenomenology, neurobiology and novel interventions of autism, Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, Director of the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is the father of a teenager on the autism spectrum.
Dana Hooper has served as Executive Director of Life Services Alternatives since 2007. Prior to joining LSA Dana was a technology industry veteran. Dana is a leader and advocate in our community and serves on the State of California Developmental Services Task force. Dana's son, Brent, is developmentally disabled and receives services through the San Andreas Regional Center
Samuel Jarris is a Self Advocate and thought leader in public systems and developmental disability advocacy. Together we are building our toolset using his further expertise in IT services and communications to help others like himself with Autism navigate a overwhelming world.