Lilly Wieczorek has been with the company 2 years now. She comes to us with a good background in ABA. She is passionate about the company she works for, but even more for the children she impacts every day. Let’s learn more about her now:
I started ABA 5 years ago when I began working with a 16 year old with autism as a part time job in college. Working with him changed my career path and showed me what I was actually passionate about. To say this boy changed my life is an understatement. I am so thankful that I took that job 5 years ago because it led me to Cornerstone. I started working at Cornerstone after graduating college 2 years ago.
When I first interviewed, I was overwhelmed by Cornerstone's atmosphere and attitude. Each room provided something new and different, something for every kid. It was the kind of place I wished I had to play in when I was little. All of the employees were also all very welcoming, kind, and truly cared about their kiddos and their job. It was a team, a family, which I immediately wanted to become a part of. It was so different from any place I had interviewed with or worked with before. Cornerstone's three main pillars (Maximize those who struggle, Embrace those who love, Fulfill those who serve) are the backbone behind every decision, choice, and move the company makes. It was founded to spread love and to touch lives and it continues to do so.
For the past two years, I feel like I have learned so much. I feel like each time I get a chance to work with a new kid, I learn something new about ABA. Because, ABA isn't a formula you can memorize and apply to every kid. Each kid is unique and we need to learn from them before we can expect them to learn from us. The longer I work with these kids, the more I realize how much they have to teach me.
Cornerstone has helped me in more ways than I can count. It has given me a family of co-workers who are all passionate and caring, it has let me work one-on-one with 10 different and wonderful kids (all of which I would gladly adopt and take home!), it has expanded my knowledge of ABA, increased my patience, and helped confirm that working with these kiddos is where I need to be.
Lilly with one of our clients at Halloween.