I fell into my career in behavior analysis right after college when I was looking for a short-term job on Craigslist. I was hired on as a therapist at LittleStar ABA Therapy with no clue of what I was doing or what I was about to get myself into. I immediately fell in love with the science and culture of ABA. I continued to work at LittleStar while I earned my master’s degree and officially became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. Every day I have the honor of helping individuals with autism learn to navigate this world. I find joy in watching my learners learn to communicate, make friends, transition into a general education setting, start their first job, and graduate high school. I am passionate about advocating for the autism community to be included and accepted in their community. I strive to empower all of those who are impacted with autism to be able to live the lives they want to live.
In February, I am traveling to Nigeria to reach more individuals with autism that do not have access to the services that I have the privilege of providing on a daily basis. Individuals with autism have impairments related to social communication and demonstrate restrictive and repetitive behaviors. There are 70 million individuals living with autism in the world and 85% live in developing countries. Around the globe, autism is often misunderstood and these individuals are not given a chance to live their best life. Global Autism Project’s mission is to promote the acceptance and integration of individuals with autism worldwide by training communities in culturally relevant, sustainable practices.I am excited to now be part of this movement and invite you to join me by making a donation to this nonprofit organization. Together we can make a global impact on the autism community!
GLOBAL AUTISM PROJECT wrote -
SkillCorps team members travel to Global Autism Project partner sites -- all over the world! SkillCorps teams are made up of skilled professionals and Autistic self-advocates working in the field of autism education. Our teams are trained and prepared to support educators, leaders, parents, and advocates working in their own communities. SkillCorps is an innovative travel and training program which encourages collaboration, cultural exchange and understanding, with a focus on sustainable impact. We believe that local people will lead the way in activating acceptance and opportunity for people with autism in their own communities, and our SkillCorps teams are there to support them every step of the way!