Better Lives, Not Just Better Plans...
Aimee Ortiz-Day is a certified Person Centered Thinking Trainer and Program Coordinator at the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University (CDD.) She manages several programs that support person centered planning, increase self-advocacy skills and promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in their communities.
She is the mother of two teenagers who are adventurous, funny, kind and have a disability label. Her career took a shift in direction from Veterinary Medicine to supporting families and individuals with disabilities after her youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2008.
Aimee credits Person Centered Thinking for the growth that she has seen in her son's ability to advocate for himself at school. He participates in his IEP meetings and shares his future goals with his team so that they are all working together to help him reach his vision of a good life.