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Ivys Fernandez Pastrana, JD

Ivys Fernandez Pastrana, JD, is Manager of Family Navigation at Boston Medical Center, Ivys assists families whose children have been diagnosed with autism by helping them “navigate systems” such as the health care and school systems and by connecting families to resources. Ivys has co-developed the family navigation model and supervises other family navigators in the Pediatrics department. Ivys holds a Juris Doctor and practiced family law before becoming a full-time navigator. Her long-term goals include developing accessible resources for Hispanic immigrants targeting health, education, and entitlements of individuals with disabilities.