Imari assists in the management and psychotherapeutic care of clients’ and families’ needs related to financial, social, and emotional concerns along with providing clinical care in the developing ABA program at HealthCall. She has worked at camps for children and adults with special needs, where she was a program director and planned activities that were adaptable for the campers with Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairments. She went on to earn her undergraduate degree in Social Work and Psychology from Spring Arbor University, where she received departmental honors in Psychology. During her time at Spring Arbor University, she worked in a program built to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder develop social skills; as well as attended and worked at the Annual Child Welfare Issues Conference in 2015. she also received training through the Stewards of Children program where she obtained certification on child abuse prevention. In 2016, Imari interned at the Hana Center in Chicago, Illinois where she helped low-income families find resources for work and continuing education, as well as helped them enroll their children in the education program provided by the agency. Along with these tasks, she was a part of the disabilities task force team that involved screening children for developmental delays and advocating for special education services to help children develop skills to integrate into their learning environment.
Imari went on to earn her Master’s degree from Wayne State University in clinical social work where she interned at the Judson Center in which she provided therapeutic care and group facilitation for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder from ages 9 years-20 years. Imari has an additional certification in performing the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).