Respite provider since- 2004 (10 years!!!) Field of Study: Child and Youth Work - St. Clair College, 2006 BA (Honours Psychology) - University of Windsor, 2012 Masters of Social Work - University of Windsor, 2014
1. How did you get interested in working with kids?
1. How did you become interested in working with kids?
I grew up in an environment in which many of my friends and an immediate family member worked with people through various organizations. This allowed me to see and hear about the differences a person can make in the life of a child, and their family. That was my hook! From this point on my life choices began to reflect my interest in helping others.
We know that planning for the transition for your child to adult services and life in the community is challenging. There is an expectation in Ontario that information be made available and assistance with this process for all youth with disabilities over the age of 14. This is largely done through the schools, but agencies such as Family Respite Services are very involved in this as well. Many families will have received a package of information through the school or our agency with resources about this topic.