Interested in substance abuse treatment, Dr. Pearce has served as the inpatient therapist for a substance abuse unit. Dr. Pearce’s interest in autistic children began in 1981, when she was involved in writing Brevard County guidelines for the first autistic unit. Married 27 years, Dr. Pearce’s husband Jeff works at Harris Corporation. Together they have four daughters, two son-in-laws, and a grandson. Having experienced the challenge of raising special needs children, Dr. Pearce is available for child or adult testing and therapy, as well as educational and IEP concerns.