Disability Services Manager excelling in client support, program development, and complex problem solving. Comprehensive background in managing an innovative program that provides individualized services and supports, including post-secondary education support, person centered planning, transition assessment services, and career planning to adults and youth diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.
Cultivated positive relationships with post-secondary education facilities, school districts, high schools, parent groups, medical and mental health providers, and other programs and associations.Interviewed and assessed 5 new clients each week, culminating in a proposal for services. Assessed students in the high school and transition services to develop a coherent transition plan with recommendations to be considered by the IEP team.
Met with clients one-on-one to determine efficacy of services and ongoing support. Assisted clientèle in accessing post-secondary education services, including, tutoring, in class support, social skills support, and linkage to disabled student services offices.
Determined and supported clients through the eligibility process for benefit programs and services, such as Medi-cal, SSI, SSDI, Medi-care, and low income housing.
Entered client data in a centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.Referred families to food banks, financial assistance programs, employment and training support and health and immigration services.
Received Departmental Honors, Suma Cum Laude (3.94 GPA).
Psi Chi Honors Society Member
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society Member
Keynote speaker at Foothill Autism Alliance, Canada YMCA Parent Topics, and Autism Society Los Angeles on Transition to Adulthood, including success in post-secondary education.Assisted more than 16-20 clients per year over an 18-year period in obtaining education and employment.Managed a caseload of more than 45 clients and 5 staff at any given time.
2009-Present: Team Manager/Treasurer, Crescenta Valley Soccer Club 2007-2009: Director of Community Relations-Board Member, Samba Sports and Leadership Program 2003-2009: AYSO Head Coach and Referee Past member, Glendale Unified School District Superintendent's Advisory Board Past member, La Crescenta Elementary School Principal's Advisory Board
2007-2009: Director of Community Relations-Board Member, Samba Sports and Leadership Program
2003-2009: AYSO Head Coach and Referee
Past member, Glendale Unified School District Superintendent's Advisory Board
Past member, La Crescenta Elementary School Principal's Advisory Board
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