Heather Knox, LCSW

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Heather Knox has been a social worker since 1995, primarily working with children and their parents. Growing up with a brother diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia in the late 70's, Heather observed what the journey can be like for neurodivergent people and their families. Trained as a play therapist Heather worked at a local non profit (Cuidando Los Ninos) focusing on play therapy with very young kids (2-5) the majority of whom were homeless secondary to domestic violence, which introduced her to the work of Dr. Bruce Perry and others studying the impact of childhood trauma.

 

Since 1999 Heather has worked primarily as a School Social Worker in Albuquerque Public schools. Starting in 2002 Heather began a journey of working with students on the Autism Spectrum using Social Thinking (R) tools and others to help students "crack the social code."  Noticing a lack of services in Albuquerque at the time, she began offering Social Learning groups in 2003, eventually doing business as Social Learning Albuquerque. After 15 years Heather took a hiatus, and is overjoyed to be able to resume this work as part of the amazing, likeminded team at The Treehouse.

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