We are a group of professionals from a diverse set of educational and experience backgrounds in coaching, communications, higher education, and high technology. We are bound by our common passion to make a difference in the lives of neurodivergent individuals so that their talents and expertise can make an impact in the world through their work. We have all been touched by neurodiversity in one way or another.
We aspire to grow to become a engine of impact in the world for neurodivergent individuals to gain meaningful, rewarding, and sustained employment. We are sincere and serious about changing organizations toward the mindset of Inclusion for Abilities and Acceptance for Differences.
We were previously known as Expadability and our offering was called Autism Advantage. We are a part of Mission Services in Goodwill of Silicon Valley.
If any or all of this resonates with you, please contact us so we may explore further how we can interact with each other in a mutually beneficial manner.
As vice president of Mission Services in Goodwill of Silicon Valley, Trish leads the effort to facilitate the movement for people from poverty to self-sufficiency. Mission Services includes adult workforce development programs, ESL & GED programs, general essential employability skills workshops, and a program developed specifically to provide Independent Living Skills for young adults with developmental disabilities.
Cynthia directs cross-enterprise initiatives within Goodwill of Silicon Valley to improve efficiency, communication, learning, and outcomes. She has managed teams in start-ups, nonprofits, and schools, and she is driven by the desire to create positive social change through research-based interventions.
A personal passion and commitment to empower neurodivergent individuals is what drives Ranga today. Before devoting his time to Neurodiversity Pathways, Ranga led a number of highly successful digital transformation initiatives for high tech organizations and Silicon Valley companies. His real-life experience, executive leadership, and business background helps shape the classroom curriculum and learning experience.
Working in warehouses to inside the White House, John is someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. John is passionate about solving for the end-user and communicating complex ideas in a way that is easily understood.
Dedicated to working with children, teens, and adults with autism, Trang has over six years of experience helping neurodiverse individuals develop their skills, talents, and personal perceptions. Trang’s commitment to provide each individual the opportunity to reach their fullest potential is seen in her high-touch teaching and coaching approach.
Ivon specializes in teaching students the concept of a growth mindset and its impact on the individual’s ability to achieve success through dedication, resiliency, and motivation. Her compassion combined with her employment coaching background is instrumental in helping students build a career plan focused on achieving meaningful employment and personal independence.
Jan has deep experience and success providing leadership and strategic direction for Fortune 500 companies in the communications, high-tech, and health care industries. She has been instrumental in growing profits, market share, and shareholder value while building strong and lasting client and partner relationships. Jan is known for being a visionary and an innovator with a keen focus on execution and results.
Founded in Santa Clara County in 1928, Goodwill of Silicon Valley (GWSV) is part of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of over 200 autonomous, community-based Goodwill organizations worldwide. Together we are one of the largest social service organizations in the world.
We are dedicated to improving employment opportunities, increasing standards of living, providing economic independence and restoring our clients sense of self value. We do this through workforce creation, vocational training and environmental stewardship.