Card Verification Code can be found on the back of the card, usually
within the signature panel.
can be found on the front of your card, just above the
number on the right side.
“ I have a sister with Aspergers, thus I have 21 years of life experience in understanding the aspects of the disorder. Also, my mother was a special needs student attendant for a student my age with Autism Spectrum Disorder and epilepsy, along with other neurological disorders, for 14 years. I babysat her for six years. In my freshman year at college, I was a College Buddy in the Best Buddies, Inc. organization,...I have a sister with Aspergers, thus I have 21 years of life experience in understanding the aspects of the disorder. Also, my mother was a special needs student attendant for a student my age with Autism Spectrum Disorder and epilepsy, along with other neurological disorders, for 14 years. I babysat her for six years. In my freshman year at college, I was a College Buddy in the Best Buddies, Inc. organization, which matches volunteers with intellectually disabled individuals; the friendships that follow come second nature. I enjoyed visiting my Buddy and seeing her smiling face every time.More ”
Most recently and importantly, I co-founded and co-produced the first-ever collegiate production specifically designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. I was able to work closely with part of children's theatre, to train in this unique form of theatre and then helped mentor fellow artists on my campus to create a theatrical performance. This project has been the most time and effort I have ever put into anything in my life, and watching the faces of the children (& their parents!) during the shows made every second worth it. I am staying on as Artistic Director of the organization and hope to travel it to colleges across the country.
I am passionate about caring for children with special needs because every single person affected by an intellectual or developmental disability is exactly that-- a PERSON. They deserve personal interaction, engagement, and fun just like anyone else. I know that not many opportunities exist for these individuals to engage with the arts, specifically, and I hope I can bring that exciting perspective to their lives.
|Ambulation||EPI Pen Injections|
|Bed Baths||Insulin Injections|
|Behavior - Applied Behavior Analysis||Repositioning|
|Behavior - Positive Behavioral Support||Respiratory Care|
|Bladder Management Assistance||Seizure Attendance|
|Blood Sugar Testing||Sign Language|
|Bowel Management Assistance||Stimming Attendance|
|Brushing Protocol||Transferring/Body Lifting|
|Willing to Learn New Care and Diagnoses Skills|
|Long Distance Transportation|
|Certified Nursing Assistant|
|First Aid Training|
|Licensed Practicing Nurse|
|Early Childhood Educator|
|Licensed Vocational Nurse|
|Special Education Credentials|