Dick is a step-father to Alec Glen, a 26 year old man with Autism. Alec is involved with Special Olympics bowling and ice skating and continues to learn new skills such as taking the bus on his own.
Dick, his wife Jean Winters and Alec's brother Adam have had the support of many others to help Alec enjoy life to the great extent that he does. Like many families, Dick & Jean have participated in genetic studies as well as attending many autism and genetic conferences.
Dick has worked in various capacities for City of Toronto Children's Services, supporting children with support needs in child care in Toronto since 1988. He is currently Program Manager of the Special Services Unit, which through community partners in the Every Child Belongs model, help children with support needs in licensed child care in Toronto.
Dick has worked in the child care field since 1981, completing an Early Childhood Education Diploma at Seneca College in 1984 then going on to complete a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology at York University in 1989. Dick has been twice elected to the Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators, in 2009 and 2011, serving on the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Committee.
Title: Tensions of Practice When Wearing Two Hats
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Session: Session #12