I am currently a special needs educator who works with students and individuals with special needs; autism, behavior disorders, learning disabilities. I have many years experience in working with individuals in home settings, as well as, school settings, assisting them with daily living skills, adaptive daily skills, behavioral modifications, community based instruction and mobility.
I been involved with athletics, competing at Cal Poly in the decathlon. I enjoy working out and stay quite active on a daily basis. I also coach football, track and field, as well as, being a personal trainer for many athletes.
I enjoy helping other people improve their quality of life and to become as independent as possible. I have been able to help many people improve their self-efficacy and quality of life. When I was a teenager, my grandmother needed extra care and my mother didn't always have time to do everything necessary, so I stepped in and shared in the care of my grandmother. She always told me that I would make a great care giver and that I could bring joy to alot of people due to my compassionate personality. Also, when my late husband had Leukemia, I cared for him in all facets of the care, including bathing, feeding, helping in the bathroom, etc., until he died 2 years ago. I also cared for my best friend, til she died from heart failure a few years ago. I believe that these experiences have solidified my ability and desire to help others, even if it is simply in the capacity of companion. **About my fee; my fee ranges any where between 13.00 per hour to 15.00 per hour depending on the case, the work involved and the time of day. For over nites and live-ins, I am willing to quote a flat fee to save you money.