TA and Training Director
Brandi has a life-long personal connection to developmental disabilities, as well as over 16 years of work experience in the field. Her previous positions include residential services, supported employment, transition from school to work, teaching, and county government. Realizing her commitment to the disability field early in her education, Brandi earned a BA in Social Work from the University of Washington and later went on to obtain a Master in Public Administration, with a focus on Public Policy at The Evergreen State College. Brandi’s interests and expertise include agency organization, public policy and practice, community organizing, service systems collaboration, curriculum development and wrap around service coordination for people with significant support needs. Brandi has also taught English in Japan and is interested in multi-cultural service coordination and international disability issues.
With an employment consultant background in high school and adult service programs, Brandi has experience providing supports in a range of workplace settings and systems. Focusing on efficiency, independence and holistic supports, Brandi offers consultation, coaching and accommodation development in the following areas:
Helping individuals and their teams identify workplace settings and skills, systematic instruction, task design and analysis, resources for independence in the community, team organizing and coordination, service planning and implementation, family and residential communication and support development.
Assisting employers to develop customized accommodations, hiring processes, co-worker education, job description design and efficient work-flow systems.