Hi, I’m Kirsten Engel, the new Executive Director here at the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. I started in November and have been busy getting to know the ins and outs of this great organization. One thing that has really stood out to me already is the wonderful volunteers that keep so many programs running. I’ve been happy to have met a number of you as I’ve attended various events in the last month and am looking forward to getting to know more of you in the following year.
A little about me and my background: I’ve have been involved in the disability community both professionally and personally for over 20 years. Most of that time my main focus has been on disability rights and independent living, empowering people with disabilities to live as fully and independently as possible. I’m excited to bring that experience to the ASC community to help support and empower people affected by autism.
When I’m not working you can find me out hiking in the woods, creating art, taking photos, spending time with my horses or watching my son compete in Power Soccer.
I look forward to getting out of the office and into the 10 counties of our service area to meet you all and hear your ideas of how we can better meet the needs of people affected by autism here in South Central Wisconsin.
Happy New Year!