First and foremost, I am a mother. My eight-year-old son was diagnosed 7 days after birth with his first diagnosis of Hydrocephalus. This resulted in three brain surgeries and a later diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Just before my son’s third birthday we received yet another diagnosis, this time Autism.
I have walked this journey with many others in the DFW area for many years and I‘ve seen the pain and the joy, the success over the little things and the daily struggles and stress from a firsthand perspective. I connect with fellow ASD parents in groups, online forums, at playdates, doctor appointments and special needs functions and conferences. I have felt the desperation and desire for help and support. I saw a way to make a difference, that is why three years ago I created Shine Behavioral LLC, a high quality multi-disciplinary ABA center. We have been honored to be chosen again and again by parents in our community as their therapy center of choice. It is those same parents that asked over and over for not just a therapy center but for a SCHOOL for their unique children to be educated in a truly customized setting.
As the Founder of Shine Behavioral Academy, it is my dream that every child on the spectrum be educated the way the need to be, we must teach in the way they learn and not try to mold the student into our standard educational platforms. It is important to me to provide a safe place where students can learn & grow. After over 15 years as a sales & marketing professional in the corporate world, I am now immersed in my true passion, supporting those on the spectrum via Shine Behavioral LLC and Shine Behavioral Academy.