Alexis S, A.L.S., B.S.

Therapeutic Assistant

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2021

Education

Associates in Liberal Studies,
Morton College

Bachelors of Science in Disability and Human Development,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Credentials and Certification 

  • Paraprofessional License
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED

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My Story

At the age of 16, I choose to be part of SPRED (Special Religious Development Archdiocese of Chicago). I was given the opportunity to work with children from the ages of 7-12 with bible study and appropriate church practices. Being part of this organization allowed me to discover my passion for helping children with disabilities. I loved showing them how to interact and feel comfortable with the environment around them. Once I enrolled in undergrad I decided to become a Special Education teacher, but thanks to my job at Autism Interventions Inc., I was given the chance to see other ways to help children and fell in love with Occupational Therapy. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, I changed my major to Occupational therapy and I chose Disability and Human Development as my major because I wished to learn appropriate language to use while interacting with people who have disabilities and dig into their rights and movement. I do not only hope to be an outstanding OT but a great advocate and ally.

My Blue Bird Day

I’m a Therapeutic Assistant!

My Advocacy

I advocate for people with disabilities, climate change, and animal rights. Organizations I have supported are:

3E Love

PETA

Access Living

El Valor

WWF

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I am pursuing a career in Pediatric Occupational Therapy.