1. What is acceptance for you?
Acceptance to me means that you can be your true self and belong without judgement.
2. What’s your favourite holiday?
Christmas is my favourite holiday – especially Christmas Eve.
3. Who’s in your village?
I am blessed to have a large village – I am happy to have my husband in my corner, as well as my kids and many friends that I can count on.
4. Why did you join Autism Edmonton?
Two passions in my life are Family and Autism – I was so excited to see the Family Support Coordinator position come up and I just knew that I would love to work here in that role. I have 4 children, 3 of which have varying degrees of special needs including Autism, Tourette Syndrome and ADHD. I am honoured to help families navigate through receiving an autism diagnosis as I feel that I can relate to what they are going through having that lived experience myself.
5. What is your favourite book, author or movie?
The most recent book that I have read is Jody Carrington’s “Kids these days” I love her approach on reframing attention-seeking behaviour to connection-seeking behavior – it has made such a difference to how I respond to behaviour that is typically seen as challenging.