Amber Collins

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Name Amber Collins

Agency Support

Agency Name: CDS Monarch

Agency Address: 860 Hard Rd Webster, NY 14580

Agency Phone Number: 585-217-3399

Agency E-Mail Address: amber.collins@cdsmonarch.org

Counties Served: Livingston County, Ontario County, Wayne County, Monroe County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Wayne County, Monroe County

Profile (keep it short)

Why I am a Support Broker: I have been working with self-direction as an MSC for over a year and I love what self-direction can do for my individuals and their families.

My Experience: I have been an MSC for just over two years, before that a teacher then stay at home mom. I am a strong advocate for self-direction as an MSC and look forward to breaking into the role of broker to help individuals achieve their goals though self-direction.

My Unique Qualities: My education (bachelors and masters) are in education. I love to teach and I love to help people. This qualities have helped me immensely in my role as an MSC. Coming from a teaching background, I also love to learn. I have taken many trainings on self-direction. I have encouraged many of my families to take the leap into self-direction and not one have regretted that decision.

My Philosophy/Approach: I work hard at everything I do. I am always aspiring to learn new things. I feel that self-direction opens up a whole new world to those in the OPWDD system and look forward to working with you and your supports to help make self-direction everything you need it to be.