Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
NAPW honors Sandra Lynn Mallo Adcock, D.Ph., M.S.M., as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional women is a vibrant networking community with over 500,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.
“I want my new business to reach an audience who does not have the time to get the needed information and resources they need,” says Ms. Adcock. A pharmacist, educator, consultant and advocate, Ms. Adcock has been inspired by many in her life, including her parents, to launch her home-based business in order to help those in the special or exceptional needs community.
In addition to offering guidance to those with special needs as they transition into adulthood, Ms. Adcock wants to focus on helping the elderly. She will use the skills she has acquired throughout her professional life to make her business a success. She has worked as a pharmacist and high school biology teacher and as a volunteer with a number of nonprofits, all of which enable her to think outside the box when it comes to finding key solutions to problems.
Ms. Adcock is passionate about helping those who cannot help themselves in part because of the challenges she has personally faced. “Advocating for myself when I knew I needed different medical treatment and fighting for my son when I knew as a parent I was right. The schools have been my best ally,” she says.
Wanda Draper, Ph.D., is the professional woman who inspired Sandra to write a book to help others in the target audience of special needs or autism. Her book, Your Child Is Smarter Than You Think, which is being re-released soon; gave her back gumption and confidence as a parent. She knew her little one was hiding his secrets of true intelligence. Confirmation came recently from a Microsoft Grade Readability Calculator; showing eleventh grade and sixth month level. “There is some error but he is afraid to show his true talents because of anxiety. Wanda is right!,” says Ms. Adcock.