Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
When I was in school, there was almost NO awareness of autism or Asperger's Syndrome.
My first job was working at a school for kids who had behavioral issues.
My son has social learning issues, so I had firsthand exposure to some of those difficulties.
I started working mostly with kids who had autism or Asperger's Syndrome.
I founded my own education center that teaches kids and adults social thinking skills.
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Career

Director

I teach people with ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and Autism how to be socially successful.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Entrepreneurship
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I spend my days working with kids and adults and teaching them executive function strategies and social thinking skills. The perfect day would include me hearing that what I taught someone helped them make a friend, get a job or helped them to be more socially competent.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Do some volunteer work to see if you like working with kids or adults who are diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. You probably know some already from your school.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Don't you want to be a doctor or lawyer and make more money?"

Challenges I Overcame

Mother's Illness
Learning Issues