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Brooke Mellett

SPEAK: Neurodiversity

Brooke Mellett is a born cheerleader. From camp counselor to community service work to her current post as Program Director at The Nicholas Center, Brooke has found the perfect job for her bubbly personality. As Director of Community Inclusion, Brooke approached local non-profits offering volunteer service to help them achieve their missions, thereby helping The Nicholas Center achieve its mission to create innovative programs and services that allow Autistic individuals to learn, live, and work in the community. In her current role as Program Director, Brooke oversees a Supervisory Staff of 8, who oversee a staff of 35 to coordinate all Vocational Training, Community Inclusion, Supported Employment and Learning and Social Development programs for 120 participants. In addition, Brooke is also a Live-In Caregiver to 3 Autistic adults where she supports their journey of independent living. She enjoys expanding boundaries and community for the Autistic individuals she serves and the staff that she supports. Brooke received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Old Westbury with a double major in Special Education and General Education (1-6). She serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Pines Co-Op in Port Washington, NY. She is thrilled to share her story on the Speak: Neurodiversity stage.

All Sessions by Brooke Mellett

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Jeanne Rimsky Theater - Mainstage

SPEAKers: Act 1

Act 1 of SPEAK: Neurodiversity features 6 incredible talks to start our show. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 BROOKE MELLET: “Finding Comfort In Living Your Truth”
🎤 KELLI FISHER: “Embracing Neurodiversity: A Journey of Resilience and Triumph”
🎤 PAM WEINGART: “I've Got This: Step-Parenting on the Spectrum”
🎤 ROBERT VALLI, JR.: “Autism Dad, Esquire”
🎤 DR. DALE COFFIN.: “Finding the Advocate Within”

8:45 pm - 9:15 pm
The Jeanne Rimsky Theater - Mainstage

The SPEAK Podcast: Act 2

Act 2 of SPEAK: Neurodiversity features a LIVE recording of The SPEAK Podcast where our hosts, George and Fred, will sit for a fireside chat with the SPEAKers of the Neurodiversity pop-up event to close out the show.