Born in Mexico and raised in Canada, I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science. I completed the academically rigorous Psychology Research Specialist program, as well as an English Minor. My thesis was supervised by Dr. Morris Moscovitch and examined the role of memory systems in social problem solving and verbal fluency among different neurological populations. Currently, I am enrolled in Cambrian College’s Applied Learning Disability Specialist graduate certificate program, which concentrates on effective learning strategies and adaptive technologies for people with learning disabilities. Additionally, I have completed courses via Coursera and NovoEd. I am in love with learning and seek to instil this enthusiasm in my students.
I have more than fifteen years of experience in disability services, including eleven years as a personal support worker for children and youth with various special needs and eight years as a 1:1 Facilitator at Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital. I have been a special needs educator for more than a decade, assisting young people of all ages and skills attain their academic and personal goals. I am also an avid volunteer and have helped several non-profit organizations and charities that target diverse needs and populations.
More important than my education and work history is my personal experience. I am the older sister of three incredible young people, including a teenager on the autism spectrum. My siblings have taught me patience, kindness, and strength; they are the inspiration for my work.
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