About Angel

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After working as a therapist for over 14 years, Angel noticed a common thread amongst many of her minority clients: those on the autism spectrum were either not getting the correct diagnosis, or were getting it much later in development than their white counterparts. Being that autism is a condition that has a higher adaptation rate if uncovered earlier in childhood, the delay in treatment and a lack of understanding about autism in general was having a negative effect on the communities she was serving. So, when she started educating the families and daycare providers, and the results were noticeable.

When SPARC Guidance was started in 2018 in South Florida, Angel first worked directly with families. She created an introductory workshop for parents (along with a separate one for professionals) to better explain and understand autism. The business then expanded to provide trainings directly to providers such as therapists, daycare staff, and teachers.

Today, SPARC focuses on “helping the helpers” by teaching providers and front-line workers how to work and play with their autistic clients and better understand the condition.

Angel hopes to build autism awareness and acceptance in the minority communities that she serves so that autistic children in those communities will no longer be left behind. She is also available to speak at autism-related events and programs about autism awareness and minority communities, inclusion, and provider education.

Angel holds a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University, a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and an M.A. in Spiritual Guidance from Sofia University. She has worked in and with over a half-dozen non-profit organizations focused on youth, and especially youth on the autism spectrum or with developmental delays. Angel is also a certified Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist. She hails from and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.