“Explore The Spectrum” with Bobbi Rogers of NY Families First

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Bobbi Rogers
Founder, Chair, Regional Director
Website Address: https://nyfamiliesfirst.org

Each week on Explore the Spectrum, our host Jeanetta Bryant discusses the latest news and developments related to autism, as well as providing expert insights and advice to our audience. Be ready for anything by listening to what these insiders have to say. This week, Jeanetta speaks with Bobbi Rogers from NY Families First.

To learn more, visit https://nyfamiliesfirst.org

Short company description:

Founder of NY Families FIRST (nonprofit providing support for families of Autistic children/loved ones) Chair of NYSABA Parent, Family & Advocate (Connecting families, advocates with professionals in the ABA community) Director of Proud Moments locations in Upstate NY

What Is Your Why (Why Are You In Business)?

I love someone who is Autistic and I am loved by someone who is Autistic. His life matters and so does others in this journey. When services or supports are needed then we build them.

How did you get started in your field or work?

I started a nonprofit to provide support to families and to reimburse them for out of pocket costs.

What’s one thing we should know that makes your company unique?

In all my projects we try to be active listeners so the recipe for support always changes. The recipe is determined by the individual or family we are supporting.

What are your biggest goals in the next 6 to 12 Months for your business?

Expand the services for those with Profound Autism. Increase the conversation about this level of Autism. Advocate for the community to be open to truthful conversations about things like profound Autism, Residential Options, and ABA

Who do you know that is impacted by Autism and how has that impacted you?

My son Joey is 22 and is Autistic. He is on the profound end of the spectrum.