the Executive Director for The Gray Center
She is in charge of overseeing our staffing, publicity, fundraising, and program and project development.
has helped to publish or produceÂ all of our
publications, and has been instrumental in designing and maintaining our web site.Â She
also enjoys presenting at area conferences or for staff trainings for various schools and other organizations.Â
Laurel graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Previously, she taught first grade at Hudsonville Christian School.
In addition to her work with the Gray Center, for ten years LaurelÂ was associated with Early On of Kent County, serving on the Local Inter-Agency Coordinating Council.
LaurelÂ and her
husband Steve haveÂ three wonderful children, who keepÂ their life full of laughter, learning, love, and endless activity.
is the author of The Good Food Cookbook For Gluten-Free and Casein-FreeDiets, and a co-editor of The Social Storiesâ„¢ Quarterly
has most recently authored and produced ASD to Z: Basic Information, Support, and Hope for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
is endorsed by Carol Gray and The Gray Center
to provide Social Stories(TM) presentations and trainings,Â and can also provideÂ trainings on her educational tool, the Social Response Pyramid(TM).Â