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Abby Baron

Abby Baron

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Abby has embraced the idea of helping all children find a place where they belong. 

A learning specialist by trade, Abby began her career as a Special Education teacher for Keshet in 2015. From there, she has worked her way up to Vocational Training, Sunday School Director, and Volunteer Director of Outreach. Now, Abby serves as the Director of Chicago Therapeutic Children's Academy, where she provides children and families the opportunity to learn and grow in a multidisciplinary pediatric early childhood setting.

Abby is also passionate about raising funds and awareness for esophageal cancer research in memory of her father, who passed away when she was 14. She also serves as a Behavioral Specialist and participates in the Regional Advisory Committee for Experience Camps, an overnight camp for children experiencing grief. 

Additionally, she is the Walk Committee Chair for the Williams Syndrome Association, where she raises awareness about the condition and helps families with affected children find resources and community.

AGE:
31

PRONOUNS:
She, Her, Hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Program Director at Chicago Pediatric Therapy and Wellness Center/ Chicago Therapeutic Children's Academy

ON THE SIDE:
Advocate for children with disabilities

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Charismatic, fun, empathetic, loyal, foodie, enthusiastic, inclusive, sincere, compassionate and personable

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I am fearless, enjoy traveling, and have never met a boat I didn't like.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Abbie Weisberg. Abbie was the CEO of Keshet for many years and paved the way for children and families of all abilities and was a trailblazer for creating inclusive opportunities.

IF TIME AND MONEY WERE LIMITLESS, I WOULD:
I would travel with friends to the highest rated hot dog stand in each state/country. While visiting each stand, I'd purchase extra hot dogs (and fries) and donate them to schools so kids can enjoy a Chicago-style lunch.

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