Why I'm Inspired to Walk. . .
I began my journey in the autism world when I worked at Camp New Hope via the Autism Society of NC when I was 20-years-old. That opportunity took me on a year "abroad" to rural Henderson Co, NC where I taught in the first classroom for children with autism. Those two opportunities changed the direction of my life, and since then, I've spent 30 years supporting children, adults and families living with I/DD, autism, and/or mental health issues.
At SimplyHome, I currently serve as the Director of Education and create resources that teach professionals and families how to integrate enabling technology into community supported living. Some of my most memorable experiences at our company, however, have been focused on supporting children with autism with technology so that they could live at home safely instead of going into residential programs. This has also enabled parents and siblings to have some peace of mind and respite as the technology becomes another source of natural support in the home.
I am so grateful for the tireless efforts of the Autism Society of North Carolina, and I hope you'll join me in supporting them by contributing towards my fundraising goal.
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.
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