I graduated from the University of Maine in 2008 with a BA in Art Education. Through my time in the program and during my student teaching, I work with children of all abilities and needs. Following graduation I entered the field of early intervention as a Preschool Special Educator with Easter Seals, working with children 3-5 years old with special needs. I also began working as a Behavioral Health Professional with Woodfords Family Services, providing in home supports for children and families. It was in these positions that I found my affinity for children and families affected by special needs and began to understand how important services for these families are. I have always had a strong interest in helping others and being of service to those in need. I enjoy advocating and helping others gain knowledge and understanding. My current role at Woodford’s Family Services is as an In-home Early Interventionist, working with children birth-3, with special needs. We partner with CDS to teach, advocate and assist families through the early intervention process.