Your Conversation With Jesse Ogas - Shared screen with speaker view
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Welcome everyone. Please share your questions for Jesse in the chat and we will make sure that we get them asked! You can also raise your hand via the Reactions in Zoom and Dan will call on you. Many thanks.
Love that red and green Chile-a fellow New Mexican on here
And Ms. Patricia Rivera Barela was one of our judges! She is wonderful!
Jesse, we just furnished Diane Osaki's new office. Small world. I didn't know about that connection.
You mentioned you can't learn to lead without failure... is there a particular 'growth-zone' that has shaped your leadership?
How many employees did the organization have when you came on board? How many now? How has the organization grown throughout the years, gradually or rapid spurts?
Erin Schneiderman - Denver South - Director of Marketing
Autism is an expensive diagnosis, to the family and also the community if early intervention is not provided. How do you provide services for/advocate for underserved communities? How do you balance business/community need?
how did you get into the vaccination program which is amazing!
We live across the street from Firefly, and have directly experienced the transformation of our neighborhood, thanks to your presence, vision, inclusiveness and heartfelt work. We're very excited about the new Sensory Garden you will be creating. Jesse, you are an amazing community builder and leader beyond the walls of your beautiful building. Thank you.
As a national leader in autism, how do you make an impact outside of your immediate community?
Laugh Yourself Blue on June 24
Laugh Yourself Blue. June 24th. fireflyautism.org/events
Wow, Lynn! That says it all!!!!!
Jesse, you talked about EVERYONE participating in-person must be vaccination. What about those who cannot, due to medical reasons, get the vaccine. Are they simply "left out do to medical reasons?"
So, Jesse, share a bit about how you “unwind”…your hobbies/interests?
You read my mind, Yolanda...that is besides singing!
Hello Pearl, thank you for your question. Anyone with an approved medial exemption will be allowed to participate just as anyone who has received the vaccine. We are taking full precautions to protect everyone and our locations are Five Star certified following the strictest cleanliness standards for everyone's safety. We also have virtual options for those who do not want to attend in person.
Great innovative ideas Jessie.
My nephew was diagnosed with autism in rural Ohio where there weren't a ton of resources available. Thank you for sharing what you learn out :)
his bees and chickens
bees and his motorcyle
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Thank you, I have to get to another meeting
Patricia Barela Rivera
Quierdo Jesse - you are a STAR!!!! So happy to know that you learned who you are from being raised in New Mexico, just like me. Your passion and pride is reflected daily in everything you do. Con Amor, Patricia
Love you Jesse. Congrats again! This was a treat!
So proud of and inspired by you Jesse!
Renee Canvas CU (she/her/hers)
Congratulations Jesse! Great conversation- you are an amazing leader.
Visit to register for our vaccination clinic this Saturday https://www.fireflyautism.org/
Wonderful interview Jessie. So proud to know you. Thanks for all you do.
So beautiful to hear from a community leader. Thank you so much, I can't wait to get involved!
Thanks so much for sharing your story
Thank you Rob!
Thank you Rob and Jesse!