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5701 Pagoda Dr, Arlington, TX 76017, USA
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
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Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S in psychology and just happened to fall into the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which I soon discovered was going to become a true passion. I have been building my career in this field ever since. I began by working as a case manager for a private provider offering services to individuals with disabilities through a Medicaid waiver program and moved on to working for the Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority in Tarrant County, MHMR Tarrant. At MHMR Tarrant, I had the pleasure of starting as a Service Coordinator and working with a large number of individuals I grew very close to. I then moved on to teach what I had learned to other Service Coordinators through our training department, where I aspired to instill the same passion I had developed to others. I have also done work as a Certified START Coordinator with MHMR Tarrant, to help build systemic change in how we work with individuals dually diagnosed with Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Currently, I am serving as a Program Manager for the Enhanced Community Coordination team at MHMR Tarrant. My team assists individuals that are living in Nursing Facilities and State Supported Living Centers transition successfully back into the community. I am extremely grateful for all of the opportunities working with MHMR Tarrant has afforded me and the passion for others that I have gained. I love Person Centered Thinking Training because I have seen, first hand, how implementing Person Centered Practices can truly change the lives of others. There is a need in this field to change the way we think and I think that spreading Person Centered Thinking will help us get there!