Early Childhood Education Conference

Workshop G

Welcome to My World

Participants will discover the process of how children are diagnosed / treated, and will learn ways to work with children on the Autism Spectrum.

    Core of Knowledge:  2.0 Clock Hours of Special Needs

Erica Love, is a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapist (CTRS) with over 15 years of experience working with children of various abilities.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in Therapeutic Recreation and obtained her certification from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation.  Mrs. Love’s background ranges from pediatric acute care rehabilitation for traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries at Kennedy Krieger Hospital; to community recreation, inclusion services and therapeutic summer camps with Calvert County Parks and Recreation.  For 10 years she worked with a non-profit therapy center for children on the autism spectrum, providing therapeutic social skill groups, aquatic therapy, community integration, early intervention services and more.  As a CTRS, Erica provided interventions to help individuals on the spectrum reduce their depression, stress, and anxiety; recover reasoning abilities; build confidence; and socialize effectively so that they can enjoy greater independence and reduce or eliminate the effects of their disability.  Erica has worked with a vast array of abilities in a variety of locations, but her passion remains the same, to ensure children reach their own potential and enjoy their desired level of independence.