Holding a Diploma in Early Childhood Development, Jen has been working in the Specialized Autism Program at Renfrew Educational Services since 2010. There she also joined their Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Mentoring, Advocacy, Partnership and Support (MAPS) Program in 2015.
As a child herself, Jen recognized both the rewards and challenges of working with exceptional children. “The elementary and junior high school I attended in Grande Prairie was integrated with special needs children. I spent my recesses and lunch hours playing and interacting with these students. Through these activities, I gradually discovered that I could help them achieve their full potential at school and beyond.”
At Third Academy, as our Autism Specialist, Jen works one-on-one with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She provides a level of support seldom found even in specialized schools.