Cindy Blackwell, OTD, OTR/L earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she later taught as adjunct faculty. Cindy has worked primarily in school-based practice and in early intervention, serving children from birth to age 21. Before moving to the South, Cindy worked for 3 years at an autism therapeutic school in Chicago. Her passion is working with children on the autism spectrum and children who have sensory processing and self regulation issues. Cindy lives in Nashville with her husband and enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and watching football and hockey.