Empowering Young Adults With Special Needs to Achieve Independence
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Rachel Hawkins, Director of Transition to Independence
Rachel graduated from Goucher College with a BA in Political Science, and got her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Temple University. A personal experience brought her into the world of OT, and she is a self-advocate for autism. She has worked primarily with pediatrics, both in public and private schools as well as clinics.
The driving force for the creation of Transition to Independence was her experience at a specialized day school for young adults with autism. Every student had goals related to work or daily living, which captured her interest. It was this population that ultimately captured her heart and soul. She is very excited to be Director of Transition to Independence, which aims to provide access to the skills young adults need to be able to live and work independently.