Hello I’m Hendrix. I started Hendrix Learning to offer a digital solution for individuals of varying ability levels who want access to engaging and enriching content anytime it suits them. For over 10 years I have worked in the field of Special Education in both public and private special education settings as well as with numerous independent organizations providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. It has been a true blessing being impacted by this population, and I am always amazed at how much they teach me and how much I have grown from these experiences. I am an advocate of creativity and trying new things, and at Hendrix Learning we promote these ideas in everything we do.
Individuals with intellectual disabilities have changed my life, and I believe they are a gift to society that is far too often taken for granted. The number of things I have learned from them far exceed the number of things I have taught. We are all the same; we all have the same core wants and desires like friendship, dignity, and purpose. We all experience the same emotions; each of us are just able to manipulate our responses with varying degrees of success. We all make mistakes; nobody is perfect and no one should be made to feel that their mistake is irreconcilable. We all value positivity; nobody benefits from negative encounters with others. We are all unique; every one of us is special and should be valued for our individuality. It is the lessons like these that have shaped my outlook on the world and how I interact with everyone I encounter. I strive everyday to be as genuine as the numerous individuals with intellectual disabilities that I have had the pleasure of interacting with.