Profile

First Name

Aimee

Last Name

Day

Organization Name (If applicable)

Center on Disability and Development at TAMU

Location

4225 TAMU Colle

Email Address aday@tamu.edu
Work Number

979-862-2913

Website

cdd.tamu.edu

FOCUS AREAS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)

Biography

Aimee Day graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science in 2001. She is the mother of two boys who are adventurous, funny, kind and have a disability label. Her career took a shift in direction from Veterinary Medicine to supporting families and individuals with disabilities after her youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2008. She joined the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University in June 2014 and coordinates several different programs that teach self-advocacy and promote the independence and inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Under the mentorship of Jeff Garrison-Tate, she earned her Person Centered Thinking Certification in February 2017.

“Person Centered Thinking has changed the way I handle challenges and parent my children. Although I knew that behavior was communication, I didn’t take the time to really talk to my child and find out what he was  reacting to…I made assumptions. The knowledge that I have gained has helped me find ways to communicate with my children. I’ve learned so much just by listening to him. The skills from PCT have also made a huge impact in the way I handle the challenges we face at his school. Using the 4 + 1 before a big meeting with the Director of Special Education facilitated a conversation that was productive. I was able to keep my emotions out of the situation and provided them with clear data to back up our requests. I know that I could not have done this without this training.”

 

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