Saturday, April 8, 2006 10:50 PM EDT
Amaris Elliott-Engel / The Citizen
AUBURN - Six months into her job caring for adult consumers with multiple diagnoses of severe to profound mental retardation, autism, epilepsy and other conditions, Jenn St. Mire-Zammett knew she had found her calling.
“I may only be 30 years old, but I'm a lifer here,” St. Mire-Zammett says.
St. Mire-Zammett, of Auburn, has an intense job as the day habilitation coordinator for a program at the nonprofit Seneca-Cayuga ARC. St. Mire-Zammett's program helps its high-needs consumers work on productive outcomes for a number of skill sets. All the participants either live with relatives or are in a certified house providing 24/7 care.
Part of her commitment to spend the rest of her life in this field is the desire to provide continuity with the consumers."