Why Are ALL Hands In:

"We are Autism Moms on a Mission."

Our Team

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Judy Schwanz

Director of Autism Family Center of Florida

Judy raised 3 boys and 2 are on the Spectrum, she has been advocating for Autistic Children's rights for over 20 years and has never given up on this cause.

Her degrees and experience give this program the depth to continue the fight for the rights of Autistic Children and Their Families.

  • Ivan Lovaas Autism Programs
  • Shands Teaching Hospital (6 week training,  Autism  Early Intervention )
  • University of South Florida ( Autism Early Intervention)
  • Autism Training Solutions ( ABC's of Autism )
  • Autism Society ( Autism 101 - The History of Autism)
  • Youngstown State University ( Rich Center Certificate)
  • Innovative Learning BACB ( Social Communications and Play Skills )
  • Sonrise Program ( Play Therapy Skills)
  • Montessori Program style Learning

Carolyn Long

Director of Instruction at   Bakers for Barkers Program

With 20+ years experience in the dog food industry, Carolyn brings a vibrancy and wisdom to this team as she teaches the students that they are smart and important. Teaching these bakers takes love and patience, She possesses both.

Brandy Decker

Director of Autism Family Center  Community Programs

Brandy is a Florida Native that has a 19 year old daughter of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. She home schooled her daughter for 10 years before discovering that her daughter had always been on the spectrum. While working in the nonprofit sector for the past 5 years she has experience with many breeds and has the "patience of a saint" .


  • Sarasota School of Massage Therapy (Licensed Massage Therapist) 
  •  Keiser College ( Business Management )
  • Keiser College ( Contemporary Medicine )
  • Indiana University ( Natural Medicine ) 

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