Mr. Zosia Zaks
Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C., Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Zosia Zaks is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a master's degree from Hunter College in rehabilitation counseling.
provides children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families evidence-based strategies and supports for successful participation at school, at work, and in the community.
also provides job development and employment support for disabled adults utilizing a Customized Employment model.
Having worked with individuals with disabilities and their families for over ten years, Zosia
offers effective and experienced counseling around the most pertinent challenges faced by individuals and families coping with disabilities.
In addition to counseling, Zosia
provides staff training, conducts research on special disability topics, and consults on the state and federal levels to impact disability policy.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Itineris, Inc.; as a member of the Advisory Panel of Persons on the Spectrum of Autism of the Autism Society of America; as an Executive Committee Member of the Autistic Global Initiative; and as a self-advocate on the Maryland Commission on Autism.
has authored numerous articles and the book Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults (AAPC 2006); and speaks around the country on issues of importance to the autism community.
He teaches post-graduate courses on autism at Towson University in the College of Health Professions, where he hopes to inspire the next generation of disability professionals to embrace a strengths-based and person-centered perspective when providing services.
At The Village Family Support Center of Baltimore
, Mr. Zaks
provides counseling, consulting, lifespan planning, and family education for individuals with disabilities and their loved ones, with a particular outreach to the adult autism community.
also provides specialty services including advocacy in the court system and sexuality education