Dr. Sharon M. Darling, an associate professor in the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University. Her areas of expertise are in early childhood education (ECE), early childhood special education (ECSE), and "blended" ECE/ECSE. She prepares teachers to work with young children who are typically developing and those with delays or disabilities and their families. Her research interests include adapting curriculum to serve the needs of ALL young children, inclusion, family involvement; children and families who are from diverse backgrounds are of special interest. Dr. Darling has published and given numerous international, national and local presentations on needs of children and families with special needs, working with parents, personnel preparation, and literacy.