The Service Above Self Awards Dinner is hosted each year by the San Andreas Regional Center Board of Directors to acknowledge individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary services to the developmental disability community. Families served by San Andreas Regional Center, individuals with developmental disabilities, the service provider community, elected officials, the disability community, and previous Service Above Self Award Recipients, are all invited to attend our 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner.
We are so proud that Liz Hernandez, one of our Coordinators in the Monterey Region, received this recognition during the 20th Annual Service Above Self Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn, San Jose – Silicon Valley, where she was recognized for “her commitment, dedication, and service to the developmental disability community”. She was accompanied by her family and some of our Tucci team members to see her acceptance of this award. They all enjoyed themselves during this ceremony and were happy to support our amazing Coordinator during this important and memorable event. Again, thank you Liz for all of your hard work and dedication throughout all your years with Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.
Elizabeth Hernandez, Coordinator of Services, was born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas Mexico and raised in California from the age of 4. She is the eldest of 4 siblings and a mother to four sons whose educational and mental health challenges led her to become an advocate for them and inspired her to work with children with developmental disabilities. She graduated from California State University Monterey Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Liz has been employed by Tucci Learning Solutions Inc. for 20years and works with children between the ages of six months to twenty-two years of age. Her future goal is to earn a Master’s degree in Education or in Behavior Analysis.
Liz Hernandez, Coordinator of Services – I am very honored to receive the award and it was a great evening with my family and colleagues, Mary Mercado, Ricardo Herrera, Liyu Chen, Maribel Bermudez and Greg.Maribel Bermudez Castillo, M. Ed., BCBA – From my side…it’s a great opportunity to be working with Liz…she is very supportive of all team members, and open to learning new things. With all her experiences (personal, family etc.), this helps her to have a more personal relationship with the team and the family we are serving, letting them feel that they are heard and understood. Liz is really an asset to our company.
Education Week April 27, 2018l
This conference took place this past Saturday, November 11th, and the objective was “to provide families the medical, legal, and educational information about the services and rights of their children with different abilities.”
This year, Tucci Learning Solutions had once again the opportunity to participate providing information about our program and services to the community. We also had a workshop session which was presented by Nancy Kelley and Cynthia Valencia, and we helped out with childcare. We were informed that the event was a total success so we want to take a minute and THANK our wonderful staff from the South County for all of your help.
Attached are pictures from this year’s conference in Soledad. ENJOY!!!!
The rest of the TUCCi team ran childcare for approximately 15-20 kids. They all had a great time!Nancy Kelley – I am grateful for our South County Staff who are the most collaborative, loyal, hardworking group who also love to laugh!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HELPING AND PARTICIPATING AT THIS YEARS SOUTH COUNTY CONFERENCE!!!
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His first love was classic Silly Putty, but that soon got old.
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Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists.
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The objective of this conference was to provide families with educational, medical and legal information on services and the rights of their children with different capacities. This was a Spanish conference for parents who live in the South of the Monterey County, California. It took place last Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Overall we can say that it was a great conference and our CLM Team Members were glad to be part of this event this third year.
Special thanks to Cynthia Valency and Nancy Kelley for their help and support on putting together our workshop presentation for this conference. The title of their presentation was Jugar, Aprender y Lograr – Play, Learn, and Achieve and the main purpose was to teach parents and participants about a “playful approach and useful tools to create learning opportunities to achieve building successful skills”, in other words, “to demonstrate how to make learning fun for all involved”.
Now, we would like to share some of the pictures that were taken during this event. Enjoy!
Glennis and Randy Looney let their guard down for only a moment.
Sitting on a sofa in their wood-paneled living room, they were recounting the continuing struggle to persuade schools in Dickenson County to provide their 12-year-old daughter Abigail, who suffers from severe autism, with more help.
Abigail wandered through the…
“Cerebral palsy is a neurologic condition affecting the developing brain of an infant that results in impairments in movement, motor skills, muscle tone and coordination. Approximately 2 in 1,000 children are born with the condition.
CP may present in different ways…”
It is an honor for us to have the opportunity to dedicate this award to Liz Hernandez for her 20 years of service.
Vicci Tucci worked very cooperatively with Liz Hernandez starting 20 years ago in South Monterey School Districts. She is still known for her loving support for parents and educators when it comes to serving their learners. Vicci thinks she is as capable of formulating and delivering ABA practices as most BCBAs. Also, she shared with us that Liz knows as much about the Competent Learner Model (CLM) as she does. The children in South Monterey County are lucky she is delivering evidenced-based ABA practices.
Last week we had the opportunity to participate at the Community Resource Fair: Getting Help for My Child With Disabilities that was held at the Monterey County Office of Education in Salinas, CA. Nancy Myers, Program Specialist, Monterey County SELPA, was one of the presenters along with other representatives from community programs and agencies in Monterey County. Tucci Learning Solutions was one of those agencies that were invited to attend and participate at the various resource tables.
According to Nancy Myers, “This Community Resource Fair was designed to help parents and caregivers become more aware of services and programs for children of all ages with a variety of disabilities.”
At this event, two of our wonderful CLM Coordinators got the opportunity to display information and explain to parents and caregivers about our CLM Program and Early Start Program. Thank you guys, you did an awesome job!!!