What I do at TAP:
I steer the ship! Our Mission Statement says, “We are a unique collaboration of parents and professionals…” I work to maintain this critical component each day as we work to improve the lives of individuals with ASD, other developmental disabilities, and social-emotional challenges. We need both perspectives to understand the full spectrum of needs.
The first step for success is to surround yourself with good and talented people committed to similar goals and standards of care. Next step, be quiet and listen. Listen to their ideas, concerns and passions. Then work to make them happen. My job is to be in the community listening for information to prioritize the needs and to find the opportunities to make them happen through TAP or in collaboration with others.
My professional bio:
I graduated with a Bachelor’s in History from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. I have completed TEACCH training Levels 1 and 2 on Structured Teaching and Consultation, interned with Michelle Garcia-Winner at Social Thinking, attended Ross Greene’s Advanced Training in Collaborative Problem Solving, and Conscious Discipline’s CD1.