March Pieces of the Puzzle (Technician and Clinical Staff Spotlight)

Name: Mackenzie Moore

Title: Registered Behavior Technician

Started at The Autism Clinic: April 2016

Experience in the field: 11 months

What high school and college did you attend? What did you study? What are you currently studying?

I graduated from Riverton High School and have since been learning all about “adult-ing.”

Tell us 5 facts about you! 

  1. My favorite food is pizza.
  2. My favorite color is gray.
  3. I am a dog AND a cat person.
  4. I love essential oils.
  5. I am addicted to coffee, sweet tea, and Grey’s Anatomy.

What 3 words would you use to describe The Autism Clinic?

Bright, fun, inspiring

What are your hobbies when you’re not working with our amazing children?

Some of my hobbies are crafting, reading, trying new places with friends, and having cozy nights in to watch Netflix.

What is your favorite part about working at The Autism Clinic?

My favorite part about working at TAC is that I find myself feeling super blessed and stopping a lot to think, “How cool is it that I’m getting paid for this?!?” Getting to connect with these awesome kiddos and see them thrive more and more with skills that will impact their day-to-day life is really an indescribable honor that we all have as staff members at TAC!

What have you gained from working at The Autism Clinic?

Working at TAC has allowed me to gain an even bigger passion for doing work that isn’t about me or my career, but about how the people I serve through my job are being directly impacted.

If you can go anywhere on a dream vacation, where would you go?

My dream vacation would be in Europe – primarily France and/or Spain.

Name: Alicia Shapinsky

Title: Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Started at The Autism Clinic: October 2016

Experience in the field: 6.5 years

What high school and college did you attend? What did you study? What are you currently studying?

Wayne State University (grad school), Clinical Psychology

Tell us 5 facts about you! 

  1. I grew up in the Detroit area.
  2. I have two boys, ages 5 and 9.
  3. I live in Springfield.
  4. I have never eaten a horseshoe
  5. I have traveled to Japan, Prague, and Budapest.

What 3 words would you use to describe The Autism Clinic?

Innovative, collegial, data-driven

What are your hobbies when you’re not working with our amazing children?

Spending time with my children/family, walks, baking, gardening, piano

What is your favorite part about working at The Autism Clinic?

Opportunity to connect children and families with needed resources

What have you gained from working at The Autism Clinic?

A greater understanding of the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and how to address them.

If you can go anywhere on a dream vacation, where would you go? 

I think my dream vacation would be anywhere that I could go for a week and not have to do anything in particular!

 

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