Individualized support for every student
FUNctional EDventures strives to encourage growth in knowledge and advocacy through comprehensive support for students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers so that students of all abilities can be included in the classroom and the community.
Supports for Everyone
With the use of multisensory, evidence based practices such as Brainspring Phonics and easyCBM to track progress, FUN ED can help your student advance their reading levels and their confidence.
Most social skills need to be explicitly taught. By using fun games, social scripts and techniques, students will practicing professional and social interactions.
Each student will receive manipulatives to use before the start of any class. Using programs such as Unique's News2You, students will practice their numeracy with hands on instruction.
Functional Life Skills
Students utilize everyday items to work on self-advocacy in different settings such as a job placement, independent living and/or at school. Functional life skills are the foundation for independence.
Social Emotional Learning
Using ZONES of Regulation and Mindfulness practices, students will learn replacement strategies and will practice identifying emotions independently.
Organization is something many students with disabilities struggle with but with a provided checklist, students will work on mastering these skills without an adult.
Executive Director/ Lead Fun-Educator
After spending over five years as an educator, I noticed a huge gap in services and support for students and families with disabilities. The goal of FUNctional EDventures is to disrupt society's idea of inclusion by providing wrap-around support for the student, families, and teachers.
I began my education journey as a Resource Specialist for one year and a Life Skills Teacher for two more years at Oakland High School in the Bay Area, CA. After going on strike to fight for better teaching conditions, I moved to Nashville to pursue music and worked at an Autism Clinic for a few months. I then returned as a Life Skills Teacher for a year and a half. I am credentialed as an Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe grades K-12 in both California and Tennessee and extensively trained in CPI, Brainspring Phonics, STEP Assessment, Trauma-Informed Teaching, and am a former Registered Behavior Technician. I am excited to use everything I have learned to create a community of support for the students whom I learn from daily.