Natalia Bynum, B.S.
Lead Parent Mentor and Billing Manager
Natalia Bynum is a mother of four – two daughters aged 25 and 21, and two sons aged 13 and 11. Her youngest son, Anthony, began early intervention services at the age of 18 months, before being diagnosed with autism at age 3, so she and her husband, Chris, have been travelers on the “special needs” road for several years. Natalia is an electrical engineer who left a successful 15 year career in 2008 to focus on what was next in her life’s work. She completed the Arc of King County’s ACT (Advocating for Change Together) Leadership Development training in 2009, received training as a mentor parent in the Arc’s Parent-2-Parent program, and is an active member of the Northwest Special Families Steering Committee, and both of her sons’ school PTSAs. Recognizing the need for ABA home tutors, she also began working as a tutor for NBA in 2009, has facilitated NBA support groups, and is currently the Lead Parent Mentor, delivering an Introduction to NBA Workshop to our new families. She and Chris have been active participants in several parent support groups, and from this experience, as well as her work with other families in the community, she recognizes the importance of a support network when raising a child with differing abilities. She is focused on parent education and support, as well as disability awareness and inclusion opportunities.