Caren is a veteran elementary school teacher, with experience in a variety of grade levels over the last 15 years. She has served as a mentor and grade-level team leader for many of those years and has helped guide curriculum standards to align with both Common Core and IB Standards. She was the 2012-13 recipient of her school’s Teacher of the Year Award. Caren possesses an extensive knowledge of Common Core Standards and understands how to plan a curriculum that appropriately prepares students. CFA integrates Caren's mastery of Common Core Standards with instructional supports that target students with autism to create tools for both EC and regular ed teachers. Cultivating an abundance of resources, CFA enables and helps prepare passionate teachers, like Caren, who may or may not have training specific to teaching students with autism. Educators use CFA together with their own proficiencies to more effectively implement instruction for their students.