"Alone we can do so little: Together we can do so much"
- Helen Keller
I practice the art of possibility thinking. One of my most inspirational role models was Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher, who never gave up. My father taught me that "Anything is possible if you are not afraid to ask." I see amazing opportunities when there is a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to finding and traveling the path. Although I am solution-oriented and outcome-based, I appreciate deeply the frustrations that families, faculty and organizations experience in developing effective programs and services.
When there is a shared understanding between partners, there is also great opportunity.
Parents are valued experts
Autism presents a complex set of challenges on many levels. Each person is different, and solutions can be found when everybody works together and where the parent is valued as one of the experts.
I facilitate connections. For me there is no better reward than when a family finds the right provider, practitioner, program, method, strategy, piece of equipment, assessment tool or other activity that helps their child come closer to reaching his or her full potential.
Professionals play a key role
Whether you are directing a school or center, building a private practice, or designing an adult program, there are many key elements to consider when creating a sustainable organization.
I enjoy seeing a dream, special project, or innovative idea become a reality so that those with ASD and other special needs have choices to help them lead a happy and meaningful life.