Welcome to Education Navigation, Inc., where our focus is on helping companies support working parents who have children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and other “hidden differences.”

The topics here will be as diverse as the issues themselves, revolving around work/life integration, business, the workplace and workforce, employee benefits and engagement, special education, working parents, and children…just to name a few.

As the founder of this company, the words, thoughts, and opinions expressed here are mine, yet they represent the thinking and perspectives of those associated with us.  We hope what you read will push you to think, for thinking drives action and change.

Behind every struggling child is a struggling parent.  We work to help parents navigate the complexities of their children’s educational process from preschool through college.  We do this by educating, engaging, and empowering companies working to support the needs of employees and by partnering with working parents to focus on the individual needs of their children and families.  Our work is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed in school…and in life.

We are Education Navigation where “Bringing Out The Best in Companies, Employees, and Their Children” is what we’re all about.

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing about your experiences and thoughts as we go along.


Debra Schafer, Founder/CEO and President


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Debra,

    I would truly love to share my story with you and your readers. Though it does not specifically relate to your exact outreach on the website, I still believe it could be very beneficial to your readers. Here is a link to my story: http://www.creditcardinsider.com/insider/how-i-avoided-a-credit-strikeout/

    If you have time to check it out, I would love to talk to you about possibly guest posting on your site. I’m confident that the lessons I learned will help your readers avoid, or at least overcome, the same roadblocks that I encountered during such a tough time in my life.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

    – Jenny

  2. Hi Debra,
    While searching for blogs posts centering on working women I found yours! I find that I am agreeing with things you write, and wanted to tell you – but your posts don’t seem to have the option of leaving a comment so I’m glad I can here, and have found out more about you and your blog as well! I am a working mom of a teen with ADHD who works in the early childhood field in PA, striving to give every child the opportunity to succeed in school and life. Fresh off a MS in Leadership I am engaging my passion for bringing out the best in others to work toward a collective goal. I re-blogged your recent “Leaning-In” piece – I hope you don’t mind. It spoke to me and I totally agree – its time for us as women to stop finding things that divide us, that “not all women can do what I do” mentality and begin to look at what we can all do together if we focus on the unique contributions each individual makes to the whole. Great writing!

  3. Deb–I found you article for NAMI interesting–I have the impression, around here in Happy Valley anyway, that even very young kids are way over medicated just to keep them from being a pest. I am a essayist and I write on all sorts of subjects on my site–let’s get connected and share each other’s work–here is this morning’s article about spring in France with some sarcasm and other tid-bits–John:


    • Hi John. Thanks for your positive words. You live in State College? One of my favorite places on earth and where I hope to relocate sometime soon. No question some children are overmedicated, yet I tell parents that it’s their decision to make, not the schools. Let’s stay in touch… Debra

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