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The Team

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Molly has worked as an educator, non-profit leader, presenter, school administrator, university faculty, curriculum developer, researcher, and consultant. She holds degrees in elementary education (BA), special education (MS), and educational leadership (EdD), and has a family member who types to communicate.

Molly conducts qualitative research with colleagues, writes inclusive curricula, and volunteers with MountainQueersVolunteer Eastern Sierra, and Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Molly is adjunct faculty in the Special Education Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and Co-Director of the CSUN Explorers Program.

Molly K. Rearick Day, EdD

Trained

Independent Facilitator

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Amy Brooks, MEd

Trained

Independent Facilitator

Amy holds a Master’s degree in education, specializing in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. As an individual born with Cerebral Palsy, along with her professional experience across all environments, Amy has thrived by adapting. She welcomes growth opportunities to educate herself and others in ways that will reflect purpose-driven living.

 

Career highlights for Amy include Graduate Assistant Transition Coordinator for Kent State University’s Center for Innovation Transition and Employment; Independent Living Skills Summer Camp Director and Relationship Education Co-Facilitator for IGNITE Collective, Inc., and Inclusion Specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, California.

 

Amy provides private tutoring to students in Reading and Language Arts. She also serves on advisory boards for Peerbots and Elevatus Training.

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Kelsey Krause

I am a 26 year old Autistic that actually sees what you are made of. 

I advocate life to be what you want for yourself. I started thinking for myself at the age of four. I started talking in my head when i was three but words wouldn't come out of my mouth properly. I was reading my dad's text books, he was a teacher, to learn science and biology at age ten. I wanted for my education to be in the medical field. I soon realized my focus was going to be different when I couldn’t speak like my sister. I was pleased to be introduced to facilitated communication, where my world changed. The thoughts in my head can be heard and seen through typing. Marilyn Chadwick opened world to me where even she would not realize how large the door would open. Because of this, my dreams shifted this past year. I went through part of the Trainer's training through wellspring guild and quickly learned my dreams were beyond facilitated communication training. I want to support all individuals to follow their dreams … if you speak, use predictable words, speaking partial thoughts, using AAC devices or all of these ways of communicating, even no words. I support by watching folk’s body movements, body language, eyes, energy, sharing personal experiences, think on the spot ways to support you and your family or team, and collaborate with trainers and other support people (speech, OT, music therapy, etc). I want to teach parents and educators about presuming competence while keeping their dreams and not losing themselves in their kids and students. Let’s enjoy our time together as humans!

Amanda Frazier Timpson

Amanda Frazier Timpson

A Texan transplant to Southern California, Amanda could
read and write before she could do almost anything else. That love of words lead to degrees in both English and journalism and has evolved into a tool for advocacy, enlightenment, social justice and storytelling.

Achieving the full trifecta of disability: congenital, acquired, and
invisible, has commandeered a significant portion of her life.

The reward for such an accomplishment is a commitment to discernment, compassion and empathy. Functioning as a disabled person in a society that was clearly set up without you in mind develops skills that, if you pay close attention, overlap nicely into every other area of life.

The foundation of Amanda’s philosophy is that absorbing all possible wisdom from your experiences is key to living a fulfilling life.

Support Team

Araseli Navarro | Communications Assistant, Interpreter, & Translator
Heather Lea Berg | Administrator
Izcar Desueza Delgado | Interpreter & Translator
Steve Andrews | Operations & Logistics Support
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