Ms. Brandl has a Masters Degree in Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin. She began in 1966 working as a Special Education teacher. After taking several years off to raise her young children and several foster children, she returned to the classroom. Currently, she is teaching in an elementary school where she continues to find students who can benefit from the use of Facilitated Communication. They are children with autism, Down syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities.