Rich Center Teachers and Therapists
The Rich Center for Autism, Youngstown State University
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As we close April, a month dedicated to autism awareness and acceptance, we want to recognize our amazing staff for all that they do for our students and families every day. Their work to improve education experiences and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families makes it difficult to isolate just one or two.
The best educators are those who understand the whole student and how to act with purpose, intention and love. By doing so, areas of strength are utilized to support areas of need and promote both individualized and collective growth of all students. These statements sum up perfectly the care, dedication and love our teachers and therapists display every day at The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University.
Nominated by Gregory Boerio, Rachael Dobson, Michael Latessa
Pictured, front row, from left: Pam Kassos, Jana Joseph, Rachael Dobson, Julia Rach, Ali Leskovec, Ashley Smith and Tia May. Middle row: Julia Giamboi, Taliah Watkins, Joe Corpa, Kenan Johnson, Erica Porch and Amy Cornell. Back row: Dan Bondi, Scott Gereb, Michael Latessa, Dr. Gregory Boerio, Donivan Smith, Erika Campolito, Chaste Chapman and Gloria Harris. Missing: Anthony Candel, Natalie Trott, Mary Pat Defino, Anthony Mancini and Gabrielle Chapman.