Before moving to Grand Rapids and beginning her dream job at BRAINS, Sarah had many experiences in the social work field. Sarah’s journey into social work began as an undergraduate intern. Sarah supported children with developmental disabilities on-site and in-home. After graduation, Sarah increased her knowledge about the complexities of how a childs’ brain works, how it functions, and how a child learns while working at Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) as a lead/assistant teacher. Sarah now specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and emotional impairments. Her vast experience includes working as a behavior technician, providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children on the spectrum. Her most recent employment was at Hillsdale County ISD developing treatment plans, supporting students with emotional impairments, and participating in IEP meetings with parents, students, and other key staff members. She is thankful for all the experiences and long hours of studying because they’ve allowed her to contribute to the expertise and specialty services provided at BRAINS.
Sarah grew up in Southern Michigan in a small farming community. Sarah is very close with her family and loves going out to breakfast on Sundays with her mom. Sarah is an ordained minister and she is going to be performing her eleventh wedding in August 2018. In her spare time, Sarah likes to spend her day on the lake fishing or reading a good book.
Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, 2017 Bachelor of Social Work, Spring Arbor University, 2013
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)