Emily Moore was in PFO for two years. During her time in the organization Emily was on the Special events committee and was Chair of the Photography Committee. Emily also graced the stage in several of PFO’s performances, including Honk!, How to Eat Like a Child and There’s a Monster in my Closet. After PFO Emily attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Psychology.

Emily graduated this spring and has now started an exciting journey in Massachusetts. Emily is currently a teacher at The New England Center for Children (NECC) a residential school for children with autism in Southborough, MA. NECC is a world leader in autism research and education. Emily has already learned and grown so much in her first four months on the job . As a teacher, Emily works with a team of seven boys, ages 12-17, both at the school facility and the residential home, teaching skills from counting to making toast to washing hands. Emily “can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is to watch my students learn and master these skills and I feel truly blessed to be working with such wonderful individuals”. Emily hopes to eventually get her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through NECC’s partner program so she can become a board certified behavior analyst and continue to do her part to help make a difference for children with autism!

We are so proud of Emily and the impact she is making with her life. We can’t wait to see what she will do next!

What was your favorite event?
I absolutely loved the music buddy events we had! It was a great way for the buddies to get engaged and express themselves.

What did you learn in PFO that still impacts you today?
Without PFO, I wouldn’t have known what I wanted to do with my life. PFO taught me that I want to work with kids with special needs as a career, and taught me all of the patience, acceptance, and communication skills that comes with that!

What are you passionate about now?
Music, Carolina basketball, and making a difference!