Thinking outside the box


In my work I feel it is important to look again and again from his tank and out of the box. An exchange with others, a look to other cultures enriches and gives food for thought. I would therefore like excerpts and representative of many others refer here to organizations, institutions, people with whom I was able to check my own thoughts and actions and my values ​​and norms repeatedly or who have enriched me otherwise in my work. Of course, this representation may be incomplete and will certainly gradually supplemented.


Exchange and cooperation

Carla Butorac, President at Behavior Communicates, Indianapolis, United States

She sits down intensively with the topic "autism spectrum disorder" apart. Outstanding I find regular tips and videos on its website  - easy to implement ideas which make everyday life easier.

Samah  Al-Shaghdari, Chair of Women Voice Foundation for Development, Yemen

A highly committed woman who - in addition to many activities - for the integration of people with disabilities in their country - Yemen - begins.

Diakonia Fagaras

A device for people with disabilities in Romania. With much dedication and the support of the German association “copilul eV “ a safe home, a home created with disabilities - have there for many people - particularly orphans. Again, I found the appreciative encounters for me always very valuable.

Prof. iR Dr. Karl-Ernst Ackermann,   Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Arts IV, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Senior Professor and Prof. i. Retirement)

Through the healing education nursing distance education there was in the past repeatedly encounters and exchanges. Interesting was the participation in one of the courses on "Psychosocial Development of people with intellectual disabilities and pedagogical relationship formation". Together concepts of their theoretical and the practical side was illuminated.

Even today my exchanges with Prof. Ackermann is very important and an asset in the reflection of my own work. Topics are especially "educational relationship as a design concept and competence", dealing with "challenging behavior" and the broad spectrum of inclusion.

Psychologist Melanie Matzies-Köhler

Has for many years in the company of people with autism spectrum disorders active and author of several books on the subject. As part of training, technical discussions and individual interviews, I find her always valuable tips and suggestions.



Pillars of my work

Especially when working with children and young people with "special needs", it is important to be able to rely on good and convincing concepts. Which are important to me for my meetings and the accompaniment of children and adolescents who are still burdened besides lagging behind additional issues can be found here.

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Practice Areas

After many years working in inpatient integration assistance, so the company of people with disabilities in an institution, I am since July 2013 active in the casework. In addition, I offer advice and training. My work focuses on can be found here.

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About me

I am since 1986 active in the support of people with disabilities. 27 years I worked in inpatient integration assistance, including 21 years in children and young people ... in the home as it is more commonly known. Over the years I was able to acquire much theoretical and practical knowledge.

I am a member of the "German Society for Mental Health at people with intellectual disabilities eV" - DGSGB (, the "German Special Education Association - DHG ( and in "network intensive care" (

My career can be found here.

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