Michelle Picard, RN is our new Special Needs Care Manager. Michelle is a seasoned registered nurse who has experience dealing with a range of personalities and disciplines. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in medical, surgical, and patient care, systems and document management, strategic planning, and mentoring thanks to her 30+ year career at an academic medical center in Boston. Michelle is a strong advocate and believes in treating people holistically which stems from her desire to provide a high level of care. She strongly believes that individuals should be supported in living as independently as they can and when supports and services are needed, they should be delivered with dignity and input from the recipient. Michelle has a strong interest and personal background in the behavioral and mental health of individuals who are intellectually disabled and on the autism spectrum. A resident of Framingham, she has successfully advocated for her elderly mother, as well as her two young adult daughters with multiple disabilities. Michelle is ready to become a guiding force as a part of your loved one’s team.