Assistive technology opened up a world of options for me. I was always so frustrated in school since I felt like I worked so hard and would end up with low marks that did not match my effort. I was diagnosed with a learning disability and ADHD at 12 years old. I firmly believe that we all learn differently and just need to find the right tools that help us towards our goals.
My mother was my constant advocate and actually paved the way back in 2003 for my school district to start using technology more to support students.
I love it when students have that “aha!” moment with a tool. So excited to show me what they achieved and believe in their abilities.
I am still a silly “adult child” at heart. I learned from a young age and still value small helpful gestures; even something simple as a smile to brighten someone’s day.
Working really hard and applying twice, getting into my online university degree.
What is Your Happy Place?
Yoga, meditation and artistic creation. Being able to clear, express and align my mind. Art crawls/ shows.
3 Things to Bring to a Deserted Island
Specialized tech device with magical power/wifi source 😉, flint and knife.
Graduating College was a big deal since I really started to believe I was “smart enough” and started to think about University. I have been working full time and on my university degree part time and will be done my degree in 2021!