Wendie Mancuso has been working in the Human Services field for almost 30 years. She started out her career working with children and teens with developmental disabilities in a residential setting in New Hampshire. Wendie returned to her hometown on Long Island, New York to further her experience by working in a residential setting for developmentally disabled adults. After moving to Pennsylvania, getting married, and spending several years working as a preschool teacher, Wendie’s experience became more personal. She has two beautiful children, one of which is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Wendie became a strong advocate for persons on the spectrum, spending a year as the president of the local Autism Society. After developing a presentation on Autism Awareness, Sensory Fear Factor, Wendie began working with HACC’s PAKeys program to bring awareness to daycares, schools, organizations and communities. She has spent over ten years working to bring awareness and acceptance and has been working with her daughter to help others understand the family dynamic and the effects that a diagnosis has on the whole family, including the siblings.
We welcome Wendie to Center for Hope and Healing.