Marci MuhlesteinAssociate Dean, Bellevue College OLS
Independent Living Skills
Moving towards independence requires preparation, practice, and motivation from both the individual and the family. It is a life-long journey. Beginning this journey with relevant information and concentrated practice will support future success and foster self-reliance. Marci will provide practical ways for the individual and family to embark on the journey towards independence.
Marci started her career as an Occupational Therapist in the school districts. After specializing in assistive technology and classroom support for students on the autism spectrum, she switched her focus to transition into adulthood. Working with students and families transitioning from high school to college or employment became her sole focus, and many of her graduates achieved various levels of independence. Marci is currently Associate Dean at Bellevue College leading the Occupational and Life Skills Associate degree program where 85% of the graduates are employed, and many others are living independently. She’s also the founder of A Life of my Own.