- Bachelor degree from Wilfrid Laurier University studying sociology and psychology with a focus on societal implications for individuals with special needs
- Post-graduate social service worker program at Algonquin College
- Previous life-guard and swim teacher, CPR-C and first aid training
- Disabled individual as of age 14 years and trained to advocate for my medical needs and insurance needs
- Worked in the OCDSB as a special needs assistant educator
- Worked with behavioral therapist in OCDSB assessing needs and lack of support in different schools and classrooms
Virginia is a passionate advocate for individuals with special needs. From a young age, she has enjoyed engaging with unique individuals and learning from their perspectives. With a focus on addressing the gaps in support, Virginia strives to improve the system for those who learn differently.
Through her experience in group homes, respite centers, and the school board, she has developed a desire to help individuals find fulfillment, independence, and acceptance in society. By joining the On The Ball team, Virginia will educate and support parents and caregivers, provide creative therapy ideas, and teach social and life skills classes.
Her mission is to empower her clients to embrace their uniqueness and love themselves, fostering their success in the world.
Super stretch so I never have to reach for things up high again!