Betty Schoen—AZ Department of Economic Security
Betty has worked for the Department of Economic Security for more than thirty years in three different social service programs. It was not until Betty became a transition counselor in 2000 that she felt she had found her “place in the sun.” Betty is passionate about working with youth with disabilities, helping them discover their own “place in the sun” so they can lead fulfilling, productive lives doing work that gives them joy, the same as Betty’s career gives her joy. Betty is an unapologetic “resource junkie” who loves to share the vast resources she has amassed over her twenty+ years of working with youth. Betty also delights in providing technical assistance for transition planning to youth, families, and school partners.