|Winston (my beloved Boston Terrier& I)|
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Hello & thank you for taking the time to visit our blog! Before we go any further, I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Olivia Newbold and I am happy to have the opportunity to share some of my gifts and passions with your families. I am a special education teacher for students who have mild, moderate and/or severe cognitive disabilities, including students who are on the spectrum. I have been working with individuals who have disabilities since I was about ten years old, when I started the first of my volunteer work in this area. I consider myself blessed for having been able to go to Illinois State University for my undergraduate and part of my graduate studies. I give them credit for a lot of what I am able to do. I am originally from Illinois, but have recently relocated to the San Diego area to be with my fiancé who has been stationed here for work with the United States Marine Corps. I jumped at the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society, especially to try to help the military families who have a child on the spectrum. The military and individuals who have disabilities are two things that are very near to my heart so anything I can do to help make a positive difference in these lives is important to me!
The resources that you are finding have been developed in hopes that they can possibly help you and your families as you deal with everyday life and having a child on the spectrum. It is my sincerest desire that you will find some of these resources helpful to your family!!