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Launching a new kind of early intervention center for neurodiverse children in the Bronx
- The Inspired Community Project
Jill is a special education teacher and behavior analyst whose 15-year career left her frustrated by special education models failing to reach young neurodiverse children equitably. She launched a new model, The Inspired Community Project, rooted in the Bronx where demand for programs is high while supply lags — nearly 40% of children ages 1–3 who are eligible for services lack support. Having worked for and managed programs, Jill has the experience to run her organization differently: increasing staff support and promotional opportunities to improve retention, co-developing a training model to hire people from within the community, and working with local organizations to create a universal community uplift.