As the Program Manager for the Get Ready for School™ program in Ontario, Kirsten is responsible for supporting program partners, overseeing program activities, hiring, training and supervising Instructors and Volunteers, along with attending community events to promote Strong Start and its programs. Serving in leadership roles, Kirsten has over 30 years’ experience working with children. She has been involved with Strong Start since its inception in 2001 and played an instrumental role as the Get Ready for School program was developed and piloted. Kirsten also played an instrumental role in the development of the Letters, Sounds and Words program, and remains involved as a Senior Volunteer Coach Trainer. Kirsten’s educational background is in Autism and Behavioural spectrums, with extensive experience working as an ABA/IBI Therapist. Since 2010, Kirsten has volunteered as the Director of Inclusive Hockey in the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, the General Manager of the Kitchener Ice Pirates Special Needs Hockey program and sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian National Special Hockey organization. Talk to Kirsten about the Get Ready for School program in Ontario.