Josh received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English in 2005 and later received a CDA from Black River Community College in 2007. Josh started working with children part-time as a van rider during college and loved it from day one. Many years later, he is still working with children with special needs. We are happy to say Josh has been with Miracle Kids since opening in December, 2009. Josh is known for his problem solving skills and calm demeanor, however, his patience with children is his greatest skill. He can talk to any child and work toward a solution for any issue. He is passionate about ensuring every child feels loved at MKSA. It is very sweet to hear the children telling Mr. Josh hello when they see him and giving him high-fives with huge smiles on their faces. Josh is married and has three wonderful children. When he’s not working, he loves spending time with them. He also really enjoys anything (camping, mountain biking, etc) outdoors. Josh likes any activity that makes the community better. Many people are satisfied sitting back and watching things change but Josh likes to step in and be a part of the leg work. He founded Will2Wheels in 2013, which is a non-profit bicycle workshop. It is a place to learn about bikes, fix bikes, obtain a bike, meet fellow cyclists and have fun. Its mission is to make safe cycling fun, affordable and sustainable. Will2Wheels offers bikes and parts to children at no cost. Josh is also a Board member of NEATO (Northeast Arkansas Trail Organization). NEATO is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who focus on the advocacy, maintenance and development of trails for all of Northeast Arkansas. It is no surprise that one of Josh’s favorite quotes is: “Non-profits are the vehicles through which all citizens connect with and express many of their beliefs about what American society should be” (unknown author).
Josh has received training in the following methods:
- Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
- SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.
Josh may be contacted at email@example.com.
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