Aileen Gonzalez

Early Intervention Ambassador

agonzalez@community.solutions

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Aileen is a native Brooklynite who completed her undergraduate studies in Communication Disorders and Spanish at SUNY New Paltz. She developed her passion for helping families into a career specializing ed in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Aileen has witnessed firsthand the communicative challenges presented by young children in preschool settings, as well as the treatment plans used to address them. Her work included supporting children with disabilities in building meaningful relationships, as well as community participation and advocacy. Her experiences awarded her with skills such as patience, empathy, and versatility that are evident in her ability to instill vigor in the family and children she serves. Aileen is comfortable working with families of any background and is a fluent Spanish speaker and intermediate in American Sign Language.

Aileen is an employee of United for Brownsville (UB) and Community Solutions and does not work for an EI agency, school, or hospital. Her services are free to any family or agency in Brownsville. Early Intervention (EI) provides free services to children aged 0-36 months with developmental delays. Black and Hispanic children in Brownsville access EI at much lower rates than children citywide. As the EI Ambassador, Aileen is the point person addressing this racial inequity and ensuring the developmental needs of Black and brown children are fully met. This a new role developed in response to community concerns raised by parents and social service providers. For parents and caregivers of young children Aileen is a friendly face to address your concerns about EI and to help you navigate the referral process, which is often confusing and stressful. She can answer questions, help troubleshoot roadblocks, and advocate for you and your child. Aileen will ensure families have access to free, quality early childhood support that not only develops children’s social and early academic skills, but also shapes how children think and feel about learning.

  • LOVES: BEING AN ACADEMIC COACH
  • HATES: UNPREPARED EDUCATION SYSTEMS
  • SUPER POWER: ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENER

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