Helping Children With Autism And Their Families Reach Their Highest Potential.
IT HAS BEEN MY HEARTS MISSION TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING TO CHILDREN AND THEIR LOVED ONES IN THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY FOR THE PAST TWENTY TWO YEARS.
My whole life it seems I have been drawn to all facets of child development, education, and especially the Special Needs field and Child/Parent Advocacy. I come from a large family and we are very child centered, which I believe fostered my initial interest in these fields. I am also an abuse survivor and had many problems in school because of this, coupled with a broken educational system that I was stuck in, helped me see growing up just what a huge impact the support children and their families receive as early as possible can have on what direction a child can go. I started working in the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) field and became a coach for students, parents, and teachers about how behaviors can be modified to give a student a head start in reaching their full potential. This became yet another part of the Special Education sector I wanted to develop for myself.
About 10 years ago I received my Moderate/Severe Special Educators Credential and worked on my emphasis in Autism. I started teaching and incorporated my background in ABA and Autism to help my students, which has given me so much joy. Almost 6 years ago my daughter, who is almost 9 now, was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and this led me on my own journey as a parent through the educational system that I had only viewed as a teacher. I began to research more about what I can do to help a fractured system that my daughter and my students were falling through and help improve this. There is so much good that people in this field want to give students, and I am humbled to be amongst them.
I truly believe we can work together with this goal, giving support and resources to one another, and know someone has our back. My goal is that I can be of service to children and families within the Special Needs community and we can work together to create a wonderful future for our children.
Website offers parent training videos and blog entries.