Tracey Sullivan first became interested in working with children with special health care needs when her nephew was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, language delays and autism. When it came time for her to choose a course of study, his diagnosis was a big influence. For her bachelor’s degree she studied Speech and Hearing. Eventually, she went on to receive her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Tracey spent some time far from there in classrooms in China and Vietnam teaching English before moving to Arizona where she began providing behavior support in special education classrooms.
Prior to joining Raising Special Kids in June 2022, Tracey spent some time working as a support coordinator with the Division of Developmental Disabilities, a then as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Rehabilitation Services Administration. Currently, she also works part-time as a Registered Behavior Technician providing ABA therapy to children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
Since she first learned about the organization in 2018, Tracey has been referring families to Raising Special Kids. She is extremely proud to be one of our newest team members and grateful to have the opportunity to encourage and support Arizona families in her new role. She is eager to help families problem solve and navigate the maze of information that comes with having a child with special healthcare needs and is looking forward to learning and growing as a Family Support Specialist.
Welcome, Tracey, to the Raising Special Kids team!