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Working with individuals with disabilities has been a huge part of my life for the past decade. I started working with children with disabilities when I was 20 years old. I fell in love with the science of applied behavior analysis, and that, combined with the drive I had to help others, led me to complete my master's degree in behavioral clinical psychology and become a board certified behavior analyst in 2013. I've worked with many different populations in different settings since then, and all of it has been gratifying in different ways. But it wasn't until I came to TASC that I found a home.
I have said it a million times before and I'll say it again: TASC is special. I have never encountered such a warm and inviting family of people to work with. To find so many people who share the same goal of helping others with such compassion, kindness, and joy is an incredible thing to witness. At TASC, our different skill sets are celebrated and everyone has a strength that can be highlighted and valued. If you're reading this page it's probably no surprise to hear that I'm a bit of an odd duck--but instead of shying away from that, the TASC team gave me room to grow. And they do that for everyone: staff and clients alike!
Of course, we wouldn't have this team if it weren't for our clients. I cannot possibly put into words what TASC has done for them, and what working with them has done for me. I work with individuals with long histories of difficult and challenging behaviors, and to hear them say, "Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for supporting me," is a reward in itself. TASC strives to treat every client with dignity and respect, and it is evident in our interactions.
TASC is far more than your average non-profit organization. It is a family. It is a dynamic, growing entity that never strays from struggles. Instead, we adapt and make sure we get our clients through it with whatever they may need. And I am so glad I get to be part of it.