Gia Carroll

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Name Gia Carroll

Independent Support

Independent Name: Gia Carroll

Independent Address: 383 Laurelton Road

Independent Phone Number: 585-704-1896

Independent E-Mail Address: gdcbroker@gmail.com

Counties Served: Wayne County, Monroe County

Profile (keep it short)

Why I am a Support Broker: I love self-direction! I love how each plan is unique to the person and that it focuses on the individual's strengths and interests. I believe that everyone has the right to follow their dreams, and I love having the opportunity to help those dreams become a reality.

My Experience: As co-founder and Program Director for AutismUp for over 10 years, I have a lot of experience creating unique opportunities for individuals with varying interests and needs. Through this work, I have made many great connections in the community.

My Unique Qualities: I also have personal experience, as a parent of a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who self-directs his services. I bring a unique parental perspective and understand the challenges of being a parent to someone with special needs. I hope to support families so self-direction is a very positive experience for them.

My Philosophy/Approach: The person-centered approach is the foundation for self-direction. I like taking the time to talk with the individual and/or their family about what their goals are, and putting a plan in place to create a path towards those goals.