Manager of Adult Training
What I do at TAP:
I am the Adult Training Manager for The Autism Project! My job is to work with the training team to deliver workshops, series, and webinars to people around the state, the country, and the world! We train teachers, doctors, nurses, community health workers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and businesspeople. Our programs are centered around teaching our community about the diagnosis of autism, and strategies to support people with ASD/DD. I am so fortunate to have a job that I absolutely love, and to work with wonderful people who share my passion.
One fun fact about me is:
One night, after a long day on the job, I thought, “I wonder what it would be like to work in Italy.” I googled “Special Education Jobs in Florence, Italy” and a job at The International School of Florence popped up. I sent my resume over, and the next day I was called for an interview. Four months later, I was living in Florence and working as the Special Education Coordinator and Teacher for the ISF Junior School!
My professional bio:
I have an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology and a graduate degree in Special Education (Severe). I worked as a special education teacher at The League School of Greater Boston, the International School of Florence, and Malden High School. I am also trained in TEACCH Level 1. As a life-long learner, I continue my professional development through seminars, workshops, and conferences. My next conference is the Els for Autism Global Conference: Building A Neurodiverse Workforce.