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Rita Woolley

Rita Woolley, MSW, is the Els for Autism Foundation Clinical Intake Coordinator and Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Rita has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University, graduating with dean’s honor.

Rita joined Els for Autism Foundation during her undergraduate internship program working as a case manager to support adult clients and their families. Upon completing her internship, Rita began her career at the Foundation as a Job Coach, where she prepared clients for paid employment, implemented strategies to attain client goals, and provided supported employment for program participants in the community.

In her current role, Rita supports and guides families and clients participating in the Collaborative Autism Diagnosis and Intervention (CADI) Program. Simultaneously, she provides families and clients in need with Mental Health Counseling services. Rita’s hope is to empower each family and client she works with while focusing on their unique needs and aspirations.