Emma Cohen is a second-year Master of Social Work student studying at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Children and their Families. She is a passionate and motivated social work leader who is constantly learning, adapting, and challenging herself to create meaningful change. As a person with a disability, Emma dedicates her social work career to advocate for and with children with disabilities and their families. Emma completed her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at McGill University with a double major in Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, Feminisms, and Social Justice Studies (GSFS). In partnership with Accessibilize Montreal and the GSFS faculty, Emma conducted research on the accessibility of emergency response procedures at the institution to advocate for accessible environments and promote the inherent dignity of persons with disabilities. Emma has experience applying qualitative research methodologies, including developing focus groups, qualitative research interviews, and coding and transcribing interviews using the MAXQDA data analysis software. She is presently completing a competitive practicum with the Child Development Institute's Integra program. Here she conducts psycho-educational workshops on Learning Disabilities and Mental Health (LDMH) for caregivers, facilitates social competence groups for children with LDMH, and offers psychotherapy, informed by emotion-focused family therapy, to parents of children with LDMH. Emma speaks multiple languages including English, French, Swedish and Spanish.