Autism Professionals

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Key Members

Lisa Shaanan, M.S., OTR/L - Founder

Lisa Shaanan, MS OTR/L, is a nationally recognized authority in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, with specialty in the Autism spectrum and in children with deficits in sensory processing. Over more than 19 years, Lisa has been helping children, their families, their educational facilities, teachers and therapists. Lisa applies an integrated approach of assessments and treatments that utilize a variety of methodologies, disciplines and technologies. Lisa provides high level consulting in program development, staff development, assessments, treatment and research to organizations.

Lisa is currently the CPIN (California Preschool Instructional Network) Special Education Lead for the 7 counties of the Bay Area Region 4. See more about CPIN at

Lisa is the founder of the Autism Professional Circle.


Dror Schneider - Leader/Coordinator

Dror is a Certified HANDLE Practitioner and Instructor working in the Bay Area. Dror directed the School for Self-Healing in San Francisco from 1993-2003, co-authored The Handbook of Self-Healing (Penguin, 1994) and worked mostly in the field of natural vision improvement during that period.

Tiffani Zabor - Leader/Coordinator

Tiffani Zabor is a Occupational Therapist (OT) practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area.