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Skills for Life has Grown!
As of July 2021, Skills For Life is thrilled to announce that we have welcomed two additional Occupational Therapists in service of supporting our growing number of clients and families as they navigate the transition to adulthood.
Miranda Cullen, OTD, OTR/L:
Miranda Cullen, OTD, OTR/L has a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree in public health from Elon University.
Miranda has been conducting research with the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation since 2019 which focuses on support young adult brain tumor survivors in reaching their social participation goals. The research team is using a web-based app as well as coaching sessions to help individuals create, track and refine their goals.
Miranda’s interest in working with young adults began with her involvement with Next Step. Located in Cambridge, MA, Next Step’s mission is to build a community for young people living with chronic illnesses as they grow towards independence.
Kim Greenberg, OTD, OTR/L:
Kim Greenberg, OTD, OTR/L has a doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish from Amherst College.
In addition to working with SFL, Kim works as a research assistant for the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. Her work focuses on improving the accessibility of the VIA Character Strengths Survey for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions. She is currently interviewing adults with disabilities to learn how to make the survey easier to understand and more functional for clients.
Kim also works per diem at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, providing inpatient care to patients of all ages post traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, burn, polytrauma, and more.
Since March 2021, elly kalfus, our Community Enrichment Coordinator has been facilitating twice monthly, free gatherings for our Skills for Life clients.Clients have met both in-person and online to share space, spend time and connect about what feels meaningful.
This fall, we plan to reboot these groups given our ever-changing environment and to better meet the needs of all interested participants.
We invite the feedback of all clients who have engaged so far and of those who might be interested in joining.
Please stay tuned for calendar of gatherings this fall!
Coming Soon: Disability Justice Workshop with elly kalfus
Also beginning in fall 2021, members of our Skills for Life organization will be teaming up with students and staff from Ivy Street to create a space for clients and students to explore disability justice.
Staff, clients and students will learn together and take action steps to cultivate opportunities to support advancement, pride and justice in this moment of momentum.