About the Contributor: Muhannah Kakish

Muhannah KakishMuhanna S. Kakish lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. He first worked as a volunteer with autistic children in his high school at age 16. He has since worked with autistic children as a direct support professional (DSP) and a program assistant in residential care. His methods, though sometimes unconventional, have shown great success. Muhannah has served on the board of the Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota (DSPAM) since its incorporation in 2006. He also sits on the awards committee for ARC of Minnesota and is the legal guardian for a young man with autism, playing an active role in his daily life. In addition to his work as a DSP, Muhannah is an optician and the founder and president of MSK EyEs LTD.

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