My work in the field of applied behavior analysis, special education and psychology started over 15 years ago when I graduated from Northeastern University and started working as an assistant at a school for those with traumatic brain injury.

As I further defined my career choices by continuing my education in these areas, I always wanted to make a difference and help people. My work at the Northeast Arc has allowed me to continue my efforts in helping to change lives every day.

When pursuing my education and starting my career, I never thought it would end up being invaluable in how I raise a child.

Having a child wasn’t high on my list of priorities at that point, so I usually would brush off talk from my friends that I would be a great dad to a child with special needs. I would see those around me with family members or kids with autism, but I never really entertained the thought of it happening to me.

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