I am the father of three children and husband to a very special woman. My work as a conduit of information, tools, and social networks supports a wide array of families, children, and professionals
I specialize in creating and supporting unique partnerships and programs that support families, corporations, Independent Learning Environments, and Hospitals that allow us to reach more people in need. Partnerships include Worship Skateboards and Mystic Aquarium. Working with Worship helped us create the SOS program that started in SE CT, has grown across the state, & is heading to RI mid 2014. The skateboard and those who ride them are a true bridge for youth to empower themselves and practice the skills being taught in their therapy sessions. We focus on those who society says are disabled & dysfunctional, we believe they are dedicated and deserve opportunities. In September of 2014 SOS grew into SOS Surf Day in Misquamicut RI. This winter Iwill be venturing to Maine for a skiing adventure with Maine Adaptive Sports. Let's see where SOS can go and grow.
Working with Mystic Aquarium has helped us create a number of social skills programs as well as very successful "Night at the Aquarium for those with Autism and Sensory Challenges". In three years we have served over 2500 people. Thrilled to consult with New Brunswick Community College and The Huntsman and Dragonfly Centre for Autism in supporting their ability to create effective programs that uses the resources at their aquarium to reach children who struggle in the typical classroom due to sensory challenges.
Because I believe we all speak the language of playfulness, take a moment to read the story of my background photo at Camp Communicate. Currently on Amazon and this spring coming to college bookstores is a vignet on playfulness and the inclusive early childhood classroom, enjoy: