Formed in 2016, ALL IN for Autism was founded by Matt Sampsel and Sandy Flora. The idea came when looking into adult services for students who attended our school and were nearing graduation. While there are services available, we did not see any of the current programs as a good fit for our students. It became very important to us to make sure that our beloved students had the opportunity to be successful and to live meaningful lives that allowed them to be a part of the community.
It is our goal to help our clients to grow in three main areas: self-help skills, daily living skills, and employability skills. We want to provide our clients with the best possible opportunities to be functioning members of society. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual, looking at individual strengths and areas of deficit in order to enhance their quality of life.
Matt Sampsel is a special education teacher in a separate facility placement for individuals with communication needs, predominantly Autism. He has worked in the special education field for nine years, working with children between first grade to those who have deferred their diplomas. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ohio University. He has since completed two different Master’s Degree programs: one in Learning and Behavior Disorders from Georgetown College and one in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He serves as the Executive Director of ALL IN for Autism and is an active participant in both developing the program as well as carrying out its mission.
Before pursuing her dream of starting an adult day services program, Sandy Flora spent five years as a paraprofessional in a separate facility placement for individuals with communication needs, predominantly Autism. As a paraprofessional, she rapidly rose through the ranks, starting as a substitute, making her way to a one-on-one aide, and ultimately, a classroom assistant. While working as a classroom assistant she assisted with the development of a transition curriculum based upon providing her students the skills that they need to be successful after school. Although recommended by a number of consultants and district representatives to pursue teaching, Sandy opted to remain a classroom assistant as it allowed her to focus on her passion of adult transition. Before entering the education field, she owned and ran a small business with her husband for fifteen years before taking time away from work to be home with her children.
Becky is a special education supervisor, supporting school aged classrooms serving children who have multiple disabilities and social communication needs. Prior to supervision, she taught for several years, working with preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students. Her experience has focused primarily on children with autism and emotional disturbance who have attended typical schools as well as separate facilities. Prior to teaching, she was a case manager at a group home for adults with disabilities. Becky received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University, and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. She interested in mental health, education, and social justice.
Shaunette has a long background in the customer service industry, spending over 16 years in the field with 11 of those years in a management capacity. In 2014 she decided to leave the business profession to take care of her family full time. She has three beautiful children and has been happily married for 16 years. Her oldest son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. She is excited to use her abilities and experiences to further the mission of ALL IN for Autism and to advocate for this underrepresented group of individuals.
Ryan currently works as a business analyst at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He has been working in various finance roles over the last 10 years and has recently obtained a certificate in FinTech and Future Commerce from MIT. This certificate focuses on the evolving landscape of personal and corporate finance. Ryan has been married to his wife for 10 years and is the father to two daughters. His eldest, Harlow, is 6 years old and his youngest, Rowan, is 4.
Lindsey Durham, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians located in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to 2014, she worked as an auditor for a regional accounting firm with a primary focus on accounting and audit services for not-for-profit organizations. Lindsey has a bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati majoring in accounting and finance and expects to complete her MBA from The Ohio State University in December 2016. Lindsey lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Jason and golden retriever, Bandit.