Writing has always been a part of Johns life, in fact his resume lends itself to becoming a published author. John has an undergraduate degree in journalism, he also taught journalism at a high school and worked on a publication in his formative years. Currently, John is working on his Board-Certified Behavior Analyst certification through Purdue Global and also his master’s degree in psychology.
John started with Bethesda in 2009 as a training instructor in the Northeast region. After eight years of full-time work, he went part-time to pursue a position at Purdue University Fort Wayne in the Services for Students with Disabilities department. In this position, John is able to help students with disabilities by meeting with them one-on-one and by putting together accommodations. For example, if a student is blind, John can make sure they have access to a screen reader. If a student needs an audio recording of a lecture, they will be able to have access to that or if they need a quiet environment to take a test, it will be available to them.
“Everyone has struggles, although it is not always apparent,” said
John. “It is important to work hard, stick with it and make it through. Make a
plan, look for support and ask for help. This is what will make you
John is also able to use his experience from Bethesda as he trains
staff at Purdue Fort Wayne to work with adults with disabilities. John is able
to provide top-notch support to his students as he also has first-hand
experience with disabilities. John has Asperger’s, OCD and ADHD and is an
example to his students that you really can do whatever you would like if you
set your mind to it.
John is a valuable member of the Bethesda family
and the insight and support he provides to the people we support cannot be