Her Role: Executive Director of the Applied Behavior Center for Autism
Her Story: Connie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from Indiana University, her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and is licensed as a Professional Counselor. Connie has 20 years executive leadership experience providing services to those with special needs. Connie has been successful in advocating at the local, state, and national levels for individuals with special needs in both Ohio and Indiana. Connie was successful enlisting the assistance of the First Lady of Ohio, Hope Taft and Procter & Gamble’s Chairman of the Board in promoting early childhood education. She hosted the unveiling of President Bush’s “Stop Family Violence” postage stamp initiative and addressed the Ohio General Assemble in those efforts. Connie was successful in working with Governor Daniels, US Senator Dan Coats and US Congresswoman Susan Brooks in advocating for those with disabilities and received a call from the White House related to her work with special needs individuals in 2010.
Her Heart: “I have an incredible passion for working with special needs individuals. With heartfelt gratitude, it is a joy and a privilege to be a part of the ABC team; a team that makes a significant and sustainable difference in the lives of those with autism”.