Michelle Henretta came to Raising Special Kids with a wealth of experience as a special education teacher and advocate in her community and with the perspective of a parent of children with disabilities.
Her love of working with individuals with disabilities started when she was just a child volunteering with Special Olympics. That experience ignited a lifelong passion that has influenced many aspects of her personal and professional life.
Throughout her professional life, Michelle has worked as a paraprofessional and special education teacher teaching students of all abilities. She has experience in behavior coaching at Fort Huachuca and is highly involved in the local adaptive recreation programs in Sierra Vista. There she runs a nonprofit that creates recreational opportunities for neurodiverse individuals while bringing awareness and inclusion to the community.
Raising two children with disabilities who struggle with mental and behavioral health conditions has given Michelle valuable perspective, expertise and empathy which she relies on daily when working with families.
Michelle is honored to be trusted with helping families cope with the worry that comes when their child is diagnosed, and to help them realize that they are not alone. As a Family Support Specialist at Raising Special Kids, she is excited to continue to provide support and hope to families and empower them to become strong advocates for their children.