Lieberman, MSW, LCSW is a skilled trainer, engaging speaker and
writer with over 30 years of professional experience. She received
her Masters of Social Work in 1977 from San Diego State University.
Lisa travels nationally to present about issues related to "living
with disability in the family." She is the author of numerous
articles and a well-received book, A Stranger Among Us: Hiring
In-home Support When a Child has ASD or other Neurological Differences,
also enjoys her work counseling adults in a private psychotherapy
practice in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Some of her professional interests
include: helping families manage the emotional journey of parenting
children with differences; respectful counseling for adults with
autism spectrum differences (ASD); supporting families to see
the gifts in the challenge of having a family member with disabilities;
and promoting self-determination and community inclusion for people
has been married since 1979 to a man with an advanced case of
multiple sclerosis. Together they parent Jordan, a delightful
young adult with autism. For the past 3 years, Lisa has had the
pleasure of co-presenting at a national conference with Jordan
on a variety of topics. They are planning to write a book together
in the near future.
addition to Jordan, Lisa and her husband, Craig Ackerson, have
two adult children and two incredible grandchildren, Isabella
and Jack. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys singing and playing guitar,
reading, walking, and spending time with dear friends and family.