Amy has worked in Early Intervention for over 20 years in Western NC, serving Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families. She facilitates two support groups: one for Latinx mothers with children on the autism spectrum and another for Latinx mothers with young children, birth to 5 years old. Amy is a trained facilitator for the “Incredible Years Parent Program,” providing this service to parents in the community for five years. She offers “Circle of Security” groups for Spanish and English-speaking families. She works as a Community Navigator for the Latinx population. She oversees “Padres en Acción,” a peer-to-peer service that supports, educates, and empowers Latinx parents with children with autism.
A native of North Carolina, Amy received her BA from UNC-Chapel in 1987 and her Master of Social Work from Columbia University in NYC in 1992. Before moving to Asheville, NC, in 1999, Amy lived and worked in Washington, DC, and New York City for many years.
Amy is a mom to three children; her youngest is adopted from Ethiopia. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog Chester, birdwatching, attending the many events Asheville offers and is dedicated to justice issues.