Abraham is a Bilingual (Spanish-Speaking) Advocate at Phoenix Facilitation, LLC. Abraham was raised with a cousin that has an intellectual disability. He learned early on the values of service, sacrifice, and devotion. Abraham’s background includes advocacy for children in the dependency system, special education, and social work, including Regional Center Service Coordination and Person-Centered Thinking Training. He is a proud graduate from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Abraham takes pride in his beliefs, he has courage in his convictions, and remains loyal in his pursuit to help people.
Julie is a graduate of the Guidelight Group’s Independent Facilitator training course and the founder of Path Forward Facilitation LLC, which provides Independent Facilitation services to participants and families at multiple Regional Centers statewide. She is also the proud parent to two neurodiverse young men, has guided one of them through the process to receive Self-Determination services, and has participated in similar contracts via San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC). With a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Julie brings to the Phoenix team not only her own experiences as a parent that can assist her to connect to and support others, but also expertise in organization and management.
Naomi Hagel, the founder of Phoenix Facilitation, holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Credentialed Person-Centered Thinking Trainer via The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. She recently received training in the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) and has past experience with dual diagnoses, psychiatric/psychotropic medications, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and the Regional Center system as both a vendor and staff. Her passion lies in ensuring that all individuals with developmental disabilities have their rights respected and are able to access all services they are entitled to through generic and Regional Center funded sources. She has a particular interest in working with historically underserved communities and those impacted by disparities in service delivery, as well as working with self-advocates.
Based on the principles of freedom, authority, support, responsibility and confirmation, this opportunity provides individuals with authentic and meaningful choice and control over their services and supports, and therefore their lives.
Phoenix Facilitation has a team of experienced English and Spanish-speaking coaches available for participants and families interested in transitioning to the Self-Determination Program at the North Bay Regional Center (NBRC).
We work collaboratively with the Regional Center staff to guide people through the process. This service is FREE for NBRC participants and families and is paid for by a grant awarded to Phoenix Facilitation by NBRC's Self-Determination Advisory Committee.
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