Sandra D. Carter is certified in both Horticultural Therapy and Social-Emotional arts therapies from UCLA and engaged as a therapeutic fiber arts facilitator. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of special education focusing on adults with intellectual disabilities. Sandra has a trained therapeutic approach to instruction which is evident in her appetency of task breakdown and tailored alternative instruction. Sandra is a fully regarded fiber artist, with her work being used on television and movie sets, in gallery shows, community projects and public art installations across the United States. Her hand knit and crochet designs are used in the field as design models while she concurrently works professionally as a fiber arts instructor, a knitwear designer and pattern writer in Long Beach, California.