Welcome to Declare Order!
As a Developmental Therapist for Early Intervention of Illinois, Leslie designed learning environments and activities that promoted acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas for toddlers experiencing developmental delay. She provided services directly in the homes of her clients.
Over time, Leslie was feeling drawn to look beyond skill development – to the overall picture of how families were functioning (or not functioning) in their living spaces.
At the same time in the Spring of 2010, A&E and TLC were airing new shows about people who hoard. Their challenges interested Leslie and she wanted to learn more about the teams of professional organizers who were offering guidance and direct service to these struggling families.
Leslie’s research led her to the president of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Chicago chapter. She joined the chapter and worked with other organizers to learn the industry. She took an active role from the beginning and has already served as Professional Development Director at NAPO-Chicago for three years!