"Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Robert Fulghum, Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
The Autism Program, Boston Medical Center
Shari King, M.A., is the program manager of The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center and the Family Support Network of the Autism Consortium, an innovative partnership among 15 Boston-area institutions who share a mutual goal to catalyze advances in understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism by engaging, supporting, and fostering collaboration among a community of clinicians, researchers, donors, and families. Shari has nearly 15 years of experience working to promote the resiliency of children and families by providing psychosocial support and developing innovative programming for individuals coping with difficult transitions and loss. Her team of resource specialists has curated a wealth of dynamic resource information on autism services, including a Parent Information Packet (translated into multiple languages), an online Resource Directory, a Transition to Adulthood Manual and an E Newsletter. At BMC, Shari works intensely with collaborative community partners to strengthen and empower the city’s most marginalized families, especially those representing cultural, religious, and ethnic minorities.
Shari is also the proud mother of a young toddler, Sally Hannah, who teaches her each day about the many joys of (and ups and downs!) of parenting.