Sylvia holds an M.S. from the University of New Mexico Speech & Hearing Sciences program. She has thoroughly enjoyed working in the public schools serving at the elementary level since 1998, serving both public and private preschools since 2003, and working with Laurie Ross-Brennan and Associates since 2002. Sylvia had the great opportunity to work with the Autism Resource Team for the Albuquerque Schools to support professionals that taught students with autism and a member of a multidisciplinary diagnostic team for an educational eligibility of Autism. She has recently begun work related to autism at the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico.