Hannah's Story

Hannah will be graduating this January with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Learning and Development with an emphasis in Counseling and Behavioral Learning Disabilities.  After working PT for 5 years as a KidzMission coordinator for New Hope church, then for 6 months as a Children's Activity Hostess in Disney World Hannah's personality and organizational skills are exactly what ReClif needs as our social events and scheduling coordinator! While not yet a “certified” provider, Hannah has been instrumental in Reece's journey to letter board communication, and is an effective coach with beginning choices, stencil board work and Interactive Metronome. She will also be working closely with Lou to organize, implement and schedule all the educational and social opportunities for ReClif.

"In 2009 I had the opportunity to observe the self contained special education classroom at Parkview High School and quickly fell in love with the students. I spent much of my free time during high school volunteering in both this classroom and at Special Olympic events.  It was during this time that I met Reece and got to know his family. After high school I began working part time with Reece as a school aide and home therapist while attending college. During the summer of 2014, Lou was excited to introduce us to using choices and stencil boards, and that fall we all attended a communication workshop and were blown away by the advances that Reece made that weekend!  Since then, I have been practicing the use of Spelling to Communicate and have walked with Reece on his journey from non-communication to fully able to engage through typing.  It has been such a lesson for us all and I am so excited to be a part of ReClif!  During the summer and fall of 2017 I will be participating in an internship at Walt Disney World in the Children's Activities department, and as excited as I am for that opportunity, I will be anxious to get back to fully participate in ReClif in January 2018.  I am looking forward to all I have learned through these experiences to help change the conversation surrounding autism!"