Behavior Me

From a very young age, I was fascinated by human behavior—the good, the bad, the downright baffling.  I studied Neuroscience and Human Development, focusing on a Macrosystem approach to social impact on behavior-environment interactions.  I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, studying adaptive and maladaptive behavior in people with profound Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Eventually, I found I had a lot to say on the subject.

I didn’t know what I would say, or how I would express it, or who would even care, but in my world of books and crime sleuths, I found empowerment in my own opinions and in the power of my own voice.  Voice was what I cultivated.  I honed my point of view, painted my world through narrative perspectives, and vowed to change the developmental disability service world in the process.  The stars had aligned; my sister’s autism changed the way I saw the world.  I knew I had something to say, and people were going to listen to me.