Mission & Visions

Embraces each person’s unique strengths by empowering autonomy while providing inclusive supports and services within the community.

Sharper Vision

  • We envision a world where individuals of all abilities are valued, respected, and included.
  • We want families to be filled with hope and optimism about their loved one.
  • We share knowledge and skills to create meaningful opportunities and plan for a secure future.
  • We value diversity and endeavor to have our staff, board, volunteers, and donors reflect the community we serve.

With 27+ years of supporting families, our experienced staff members have a national reputation for being a trusted source of information for helping parents, caregivers, and children with special needs.

At Sharper Visions we believe that together we can change the world, one child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time.

Dr. Michael J. Edwards

Dr. Michael J. Edwards also known as ‘Dr. Mike’ was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 


He has earned an Educational Specialist and Doctoral Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Master’s Degree with a Specialization in Guidance Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. 

Dr. Edwards is the founder of Sharper Visions, LLC and would like to utilize 24 years of accumulated Administrative Public-School Leadership, Clinical Counseling, School Counseling and Special Educational, Transition Specialist expertise to facilitate individual Self Advocacy and Self Determination holistically. 


Devereux Florida, Outpatient Center and other Social Services assignments have provided excellent knowledge to interface with various community agencies in assisting individuals towards elevating their commitment toward personal self-efficacy.


Sharper Visions, LLC is dedicated to providing supports and services to a wide scope of individuals from Military Veterans, Mentorship, Companion and Life Coaching. 

Dr. Edwards has the Leadership and Vision that extends to all ages and demographics by cultivating communication skills in working with troubled adolescents, teens, family members, and adults.



At Shaper Visions. We truly are making individuals lives Exception.


- Ensuring every person can fully participate in all aspects of society.


- Self-advocacy is the ability to communicate your needs.
- People who self-advocate are more likely to thrive in school, work, and life.
- Self-advocacy skills can be learned at any age.

Self Determination

- Steer one's life in a direction and contributes to a personally satisfying life.
- Equipping. students with the skills, attitudes, and opportunities to play an active role and be prominent in their learning.

Specific Needs