About Us

The Shine Advocacy Group empowers families whose children live with Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities so they can SHINE at both school & home.

How can we help your family?

Our team has decades of education & disability-related consulting
experience. We offer:

  • Individual Special Education Consulting (504 & IEP meeting support)
  • ShineU: On Demand Courses on all things disability
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Behavioral Problem-Solving Coaching
  • All Inclusive Membership Group (a one stop support for parents with children who have Autism, ADHD & Learning Disabilities)
  • The Shine Advocacy Group has helped hundreds of families since we started in 2016 & we would be honored to serve your family.

Shannon Wilke, Owner & Education Advocate

  • 20 + years in disability policy & procedures, Over a decade in University Disability Services Management/Educational Leadership
  • Masters of Management, University of Phoenix & BA in English, Arizona State University
  • Expert in ADA, 504 & IDEA law & conflict resolution
  • Specializes in coaching families on the path to growth at home & school for children of all ages

Carrie Gibbons

Education Advocate

  •  20+ years in the education field-both General & Special Education
  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, Arizona State University & BA in Elementary Education, Ottawa University
  • Champion in advocating for Autism, ADHD & Anxiety & Autism Trainer for First Responders
  •  Specializes in working with challenging behaviors

Kate Lyons

Education Advocate

  • 15+ years as a Special Education Teacher & Instructional Specialist
  •  Masters of Education in both Special Education & Educational Leadership, Arizona State University & Bachelors in Music Education, Miami University
  •  National Board-Certified Teacher, Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Specializes in strategies for reading & early intervention, in addition to IDEA law procedures

Sarah Rodriguez

Education Advocate

  •  15+ years in Special Education, experience with a range of abilities
  •  Masters of Arts in Education, Rockford University & BS in Special Education: Learning and Behavior Specialist, Illinois State University
  •  Expert on all things IEP-reviewing, writing & revising
  •  Specializes in addressing sensory & behavioral needs, provides training to other educators in this area

Chris Robinson

Education Advocate

  •  20+ years in Special Education, including Instructional Specialist
  •  Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University & BA in History, University of Redlands
  • Mentor to other educators in the area of Special Education
  • Specializes in student transition planning for life beyond High School

Lisa Abbett

Education Advocate

  • 30+ years in education. both Special Education & General Education
  •  Masters of Arts in Educational Counseling, University of Phoenix & BA in Elementary Education/Special Education, University of Northern Iowa
  • 200+ hours in Language Essentials for Teaching Reading & Spelling-Dyslexia Specialist
  • Specializes in IDEA Law/program compliance, professional development & educational coaching, behavioral interventions

Dr. Michelle Johnson

Certified Behavior Coach

  • 15+ years as Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
  •  Doctorate of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University & BS in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
  •  Certified provider of Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative Proactive Solutions Model
  • Specializes in helping overwhelmed parents & children regain their confidence & coaching families to collaborate to solve problems