Rauch is proud to announce the addition of Amy Baxley as a new Program Manager with our Supported Living team.
Amy has a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on Literacy, Language, & Culture from Indiana University and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University Southeast. She most recently worked as a linguist, or a professional reader, for individuals with disabilities. Amy has 6 years of case management experience during which time she worked in the field of child welfare, and has also worked with at-risk youth and students with special needs in the schools.
Amy says her career has always touched on disability issues in some way, even when this was not the primary role of her job. Autism in particular is a special interest of hers, as she has a brother who is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Regarding disability issues, Amy says, “It’s just something I’ve been involved in and aware of my whole life.”
Amy focuses on building relationships with others, and says she loves to learn the “story” of those around her. Amy’s story includes a marriage of 27 years, four children, and two grandchildren. She enjoys yoga, photography, and delivers babies as a doula. An animal lover, Amy’s menagerie of pets includes ducks, chickens, cats, and a dog.
Monday was Amy’s first day with Rauch. As Amy settles into her role, our staff will determine which Supported Living homes will be the best possible fit for both the people we serve and Amy, to facilitate the smoothest transition possible.