Mike is the Team Leader for the Children’s Case Management team. He has been with Pine Tree Society for 12 years and has extensive experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions. He holds a degree in special education and has served on the committee for the Southern Maine Autism Conference since its inception. For over a decade, he has been a therapeutic foster parent while raising a son with autism.
He and the case managers on his team take a personalized approach with each family they work with.
“One of the first steps we take is to develop an individualized treatment plan for the child,” he said. “We do that by listening to parents share their challenges and by getting to know the child and learning their strengths and interests. We sit down with the family to talk, learn and figure out what’s needed.”
He’s motivated by seeing the weight lifted off people’s shoulders when, together, they find solutions that work.
Learn more about Mike’s approach in this personal interview.