Since completing her education, Casey Diskin has gone on to help children with disabilities to learn and grow through specialized teachings and outstanding leadership. Along the way, she worked at a number of facilities geared towards helping children improve behavior, including serving as a behavior therapist for the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield.
For years, Casey Diskin has implemented specialized teachings to assist children with disabilities, especially working with those with autism to promote personal growth. Her distinguished work has led her to take on a number of roles in child development, including the Learning Center in Sydney Australia and Friendship Circle in Metro Detroit.
Casey Diskin began developing tactics and programs to improve the lives of children with disabilities during school, focusing especially on children with autism after graduating from Wayne State University in 2004. She also attended Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where she pursued a master’s program that helped build up a career helping children from all over the world. Her work seeks to teach lasting lessons and techniques that not only help educate children with autism, but also improves their overall life experiences.
She has been praised for her landmark contributions and unique approach to care and learning for special needs kids, which has laid the foundation for a promising and quickly-growing career. She attributes the details of her unique approach to her program at Macquarie University, which taught her to implement a focus on functional life skills through naturalistic teaching. She returned to America in 2013 and helped launch numerous education programs that are centered around autism recovery.
During her career, Casey Diskin worked as a behavior therapist for the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield Michigan, which is a non-profit organization affiliated with Lubavitch of Michigan. The goal of the Friendship Circle is “to provide every individual with special needs the support friendship and inclusion that they deserve.” They accomplish this by providing support and assistance to thousands of special needs children and their families. In their work, the Friendship Circle implement recreational, social, educational and vocational programming to provide a well-rounded approach to care and development.
Friendship Circle also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction and other family-related crises. Additionally, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by allowing them to reap the rewards of selfless giving. The non-profit was founded 25 years ago and has assembled thousands of dedicated supporters across its history, with more people getting involved each year.
As a behavior therapist for the Friendship Circle, Casey Diskin used therapies to observe learned behaviors and how each child’s environment influences these behaviors. From this, she was able to create an individualized plan for mental improvement for each child. Today, her vast experience and knowledge of behavior therapy help her determine practical solutions for countless children with special needs and their families that result in true growth for everyone.
Casey Diskin has worked with children with disabilities for years, especially helping children with autism find personal growth and success in individualized learning. Recognized for her outstanding leadership, Diskin was named the Director of the Autism Recovery Thru Synergy (ARTS) program, which upholds a unique, multi-faceted therapy approach.
Since completing her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University in 2004, Casey Diskin has worked with many children suffering from a variety of disabilities, but has developed a focus in children with autism. After graduating from Wayne State, Diskin continued her master’s program at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, helping launch a career geared towards providing every child with disabilities the opportunity to succeed and grow.
Casey Diskin attributes her unique approach, which focuses on functional life skills through naturalistic teaching, to the training she received while studying at Macquarie University. After studying in Australia, she returned to the United States in 2013 where she met and married her husband, and she gave birth to her first son just last year. She’s lent her education and talent to the Oxford Recovery Center most recently, helping launch its Autism Recovery Thru Synergy in April of last year.
“Our unique approach to autism has been a huge success with families across the state,” says Casey Diskin. “We hear stories all the time of happier parents, children who have developed new friendships, siblings playing together more, children performing better in school, and more successfully integrating into their communities.”
“When she joined our team a year ago, we could tell like us, she had a different vision for children; one that saw them overcoming their challenges and becoming more involved in their communities,” said a representative from the Oxford Recovery Center. “We knew she was the perfect fit for the ORC team. Joined with her colleagues, the team worked together child by child to develop a program that would impact them most.”
Casey Diskin has been referred to by her peers as a natural leader and a visionary. She helped develop unique processes at ORC that ensure each child receives the appropriate services to achieve the best possible outcomes. At the facility, she created specialized programs that have already been implemented and new programs that are soon to be launched there as well.
“When I started, I wasn’t even sure I knew what Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was. Now I see it and how it works to help children with autism,” says Casey Diskin. “Our ARTS team is pretty amazing. While recovery looks different for every client, it does mean that everyone is improving in their individual skills, health, and quality of life. This is what ARTS does for its clients and their families. I want us to do even more for a bigger population. We see so many older kids and young adults come to us. They need our services too,” she continued.
Casey assumed the director’s role overseeing ORC’s Autism Recovery Thru Synergy program in February this year.