I am a Behavior Analyst, Inclusion Specialist, and Autism Advocate who partners with organizations, individuals, and families to improve the lives of Autistic people. After spending years working in clinical settings, non-profits, and schools, my experience enables me to truly serve and represent autism community members in various contexts. I hold a Masters in education, a Masters in psychology with a specialization in ABA, and I am currently a PhD student .
In addition to my extensive education and professional experiences, I have a great deal personal experience. I am Autistic myself, which provides me with a unique perspective, knowledge, and source of passion.
My focus is to help Autistic people develop awareness and recognize the value in their differences. My aim being to help individuals learn to embrace their differences in manner that allows them to successfully navigate the world yet remain authentically themselves. In doing this I also aim to discover strategies that address challenges, while allowing individuals to become aware of their strengths, realize their potentials, and improve their quality of life. Additionally, I always hold the mission of promoting neurodiversity, facilitating acceptance and inclusion via a spectrum of support services I provide to individuals, families, and organizations.
I vow to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your challenges, recognize your strengths, and discover effective strategies, to improve current practices. As a member of the autism community, I am committed to the promotion of neurodiversity and offer a variety of effective and ethical support services that align with Autistic culture and values. I hold a person centered philosophy and do not recommend nor participate in the targeting of behaviors for the sole benefit of others. I also do not recommend or participate in the targeting of behaviors that do not truly impact quality of life ( i.e. self stimulatory behaviors that do not involve self -injury, harm, or aggression).
*Parent Support and Parent Mediated-Intervention (PMI) Training
*Adult Support and Self Management Training
* Training on autism and practices related to the full inclusion of individuals in group structured settings ( ie office, school)
* Development of accommodations/modifications to support inclusion.
Virtual/ In Person
* Empower and educate families (parents and students!) to strengthen their own advocacy skills.
* Represent the best interests of the student in the educational process.
* Research specific legal issue or case that is pertinent to a child’s education program.
* Suggest appropriate services, programs and accommodations/modifications to meet the student’s individual needs.
* Conduct classroom observations and reports.
* Help interpret the meaning of assessments and reports to parents, and explain their significance to the child’s educational needs.
* Help parents put requests in writing.
* Prepare parents for the IEP/504 meeting. This could include interpreting and prioritizing support materials, proposing goals and objectives, and providing/rehearsing strategies for the meeting.
* Review all special education documents, including files, assessments, report cards, observation reports, ect. prior to IEP/504.
* Accompany parents to IEP, 504, and any other relevant school meetings to provide advice and assistance.
* Review IEP documents before being signed
* Draft letters, responses, complaints and written requests to school and district
Please contact me with questions.
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Mon- Thurs: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST
Friday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Sunday : By appointment only
Public donations to The Black Spectrum Fund allow Parent Mediated Intervention (PMI) training to the families of Black Autistic children / dependent adults; as well as Behavior Self -Management training to Black Autistic adults at no cost.
The AFA Program supports initiatives focused on bridging the gap amongst the field of ABA and the Autistic community. The AFA scholarship fund provide free RBT( Registered Behavior Technician) training, certification, and employment placement for Autistic adults . The goal being to involve Autistic adults in the intervention planning and implementation for Autistic children.
Happy, Flappy, and Me!, is a story about a little girl that flaps (stims) when she’s happy. This book is intended to promote neurodiversity, autism acceptance, and provide Autistic children with a relatable character.
It has been my personal mission to render behavioral services to families with Black Autistic children and Black Autistic adults that do not have access to such, at no cost to them. As an individual, I do what I can but can only afford to do so much. Your generous donation to The Black Spectrum Fund, will help to fund my mission by allowing me to render these services and help to improve the lives of Black Autistic Children & Black Adults at no cost to them.