I have been with the university since 2010 upon joining the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I work with families in the Infant and Toddler Development Clinic and our Developmental Disabilities clinic which includes children with any developmental disability like autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. I provide social work support for families participating in the Behavior Intervention for Families program. I am available to support the families that Dr Susan Strahosky works with through our Elmira office.
Roles and Responsibilities
I interact with families both in clinic and through telephone calls. When a family contacts our office with concerns about a developmental delay I review their needs, offer suggestions for community resources and if appropriate schedule an evaluation with one of our providers to answer their concerns.
I am available to help patients and families advocate for their needs in their community and school, assist families with locating resources to support their child and initiate the OPWDD process for families when assistance is needed.
In collaboration with our team I provide resources for newly diagnosed individuals with autism. We recognize that medical and vocational transition is challenging for many of our families and young adults and I am available to assist them through this process.
I participate in the Social Work Student Intern Committee and I am the Information and Referral Specialist for The Institute for Innovative Transition.
Patient Care Profile
I am interested in working with children and young adults with developmental disabilities to help them become more independent in their lives. The more they are empowered to make choices and be independent the more self-sufficient they can become as adults.