I work for the New York City Department of Education as a paraprofessional. This will be my second full year with the DOE. I previously worked at a private school for three years with students of 5 to 21 with various disabilities, majority of which is Autism also as a paraprofessional.
Plain and simple I love what I do, seeing the progress and making an impact on those that I had a pleasure working with makes it all worth it.
My interest outside of work and school is spending quality time with family. My best friend and I started a photo booth business in November 2017 so that's my fun right now.
We provide a photo booth experience for weddings, birthday parties, graduations, etc.
I am not Autistic, but from my work experience I know many people on the spectrum. I have made numerous friendships with parents and students over the years, many are close friends now.
I am currently logging in from my house in my living room. Right now, it is quiet, just the way I like it when I have to get work done.