Mindy earned her Master Degree in Social Work and Post Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy at Fordham University. Her focus has been on engaging individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families over the past 20+ years. She has worked as Director of Special Needs Programs at the Shames Jewish Community Center developing unique and inclusive recreational programs including after-school, weekend and camping programs as well as peer support and internship programs. She has also worked as the Director of Respite and Recreational Programs at The Arc Westchester managing a Respite House and multiple recreation/summer programs and community events. Mindy loves working with individuals and their families, supporting and promoting successful experiences at home, at school and in the community. In her spare time, she bikes, hikes, gardens and dances whenever an opportunity arises.