Kathleen Vaughn is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities and 13 years as a school based social worker. Kathleen is a certified school social worker, receiving her BSW from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. She then received her MSW from the University of Maryland. For over a decade, Kathleen has been based at The Maryland School for the Blind where she has received a number of professional accolades for her work with families, individual students, and social skills groups. Kathleen utilizes a strengths-based perspective and works with students and their families on enhancing their belief about what they are capable of by introducing Growth Mindset principles. Kathleen feels passionately about social skills training for children of all ages and she strives to help families find and maintain joy in the midst of parenting.
Despite professional accomplishments, Kathleen believes her greatest accomplishment has been gaining the title of Mom. She is the mom to three children, a seven-year-old daughter, and four-year-old boy/girl twins. Other titles that Kathleen holds include professional boo-boo kisser, master storyteller, family taxi driver, and advocate. Most recently, the title “Special Needs Mom” was added to her resume when her son was diagnosed with Autism. This connection to the special needs community allows Kathleen to bring the parent perceptive into her daily work with families. When Kathleen is not busy keeping her tiny humans alive she enjoys running, photography, and reading.