Padmaja Sarathy is a highly sought after, globally engaged educational consultant and author with extensive expertise in the fields of special education and early childhood education. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, Padmaja uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques across the United States, Europe, and India.


Padmaja inspires educators through webinars, onsite coaching, and workshops at international and regional conferences. She has written ten books and quick reference guides focusing on autism, significant and multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood education, executive Function and special education legal compliance. Earlier in her career, she was a diagnostician and served as Special Education Supervisor at the Ford Bend Independent School District.

She is also the founder and president of a nonprofit organization – Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE coaches and guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable and empower their children towards a positive and productive academic and life trajectory. It has developed an innovative two-generation approach (parents/caregivers with children) to promote active and enriching parent-child engagement, which it implements through workshops, interactive learning fairs, and parent-education conferences.


Motivated by a strong desire to expand opportunities and knock down barriers for children with disabilities, Padmaja shares her expertise with several NGOs in India.