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 behavior-environment interactions and their social impacts.  As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I study and supervise programs working on adaptive and target behaviors in people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Working my way through my career, 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 social service world in the process.  The stars had aligned, as my sister’s autism kept shaping the way I saw the world.  I knew I had something to say, and maybe, people were going to listen.