I just had a phone conversation with Jerusia Chasse the founder of Program Builders in Connecticut and she had some very valuable answers for me as to the educational path I need to take to get where I want to go as well as insight into the world that is autism therapy and what I'm likely to run into along the way. It's too much to share in the short space of time I have to blog this, but suffice to say, I was ravenous for her answers and can't wait to find a way to repay her for her time.
Also, this coming Tuesday, October 5, 2010, I have an appointment with a coordinator at the local Early Childhood Services Center in my little town in Oregon. This is the center where my friend enrolled her autistic twin boys when they were first diagnosed. I'll be looking for more answers and the opportunity to volunteer.
Hands on experience, here I come!