I have consulted with families and coached people with Autism and other developmental delays since 1994. I have worked in homes, schools, and community settings in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and now the Portland Metro Area.
I believe all people are capable of learning new habits and gaining new knowledge. I also believe this learning is only possible when the learner experiences trust and respect in the relationship with their guide. My consultation and tutoring are centered on this foundation of a trusting partnership. Whether it be Academic Coaching to support a middle schooler to complete homework assignments or consultation to a family struggling with the nuances of their high schooler using social media, I focus on first building trust and then collaborating with everyone to find sustainable solutions.
Learning never ends
I have had the great fortune of learning from each person that I have consulted, taught, partnered with, and guided. I have had additional training in:
TEACCH classroom training
RDI Consultant training
Synergy Autism Mentorship
Oregon Intervention System
OTAC Behavior Professional training
Conscious Discipline - Understanding Trauma
University of Minnesota ~ Bachelor of Individualized Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago ~ Master of Education
Advisor to the Board of Directors for Autism Society of Oregon Co-author of the Engage Program for MundoPato Inc.
Advisor to Portland Asperger’s Network Education Consultant for MundoPato Inc.
Coach for Special Olympics Member of Portland Autism Group
Volunteer with Ex Novo Communitas