I believe that the entire family unit matters, and my role is to provide support, encouragement, and practical help that makes your life easier.
I understand the importance of providing helpful tools and a supportive, non-judgmental environment for parents and other family members, as I have both a brother and son who are on the autism spectrum.
I have worked with youth and adults with autism and other special needs for over 15 years in clinical and research settings. I specialize in transition-to-adulthood planning and support for both youth and young adults and their parents.
As a Group Facilitator for Open Doors Therapy, I support parents and individuals on the spectrum in developing the tools and confidence to transition into adulthood and the different stages of adult life.
I have a Master’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. I formerly worked as a Project Coordinator for the Early Risk Study at the MIND Institute at U.C. Davis, where I developed skills in administering both autism specific and developmental assessments.