Earlier today, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services announced that Christina Commons is the new Director of the Bureau of Child Development (First Steps).
She has 16 years of experience as a Developmental Therapist in First Steps. During that time, she owned her own business, Therapy Solutions, LLC, serving children and families by providing direct services as well as evaluations in partnership with several evaluation teams. Additionally, she spent three years with Pro Kids in Cluster G.
Since October of 2014, Christina has been with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction as the Youth and Adolescent Bureau Chief. As an advocate for children’s mental wellness, Christina is passionate about infant and toddler development. Her advocacy skills have been demonstrated in working with various state and local agencies to ensure that best practices and policies are developed and implemented.
The full announcement from DDRS is available here.
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