Matthew Green – Winner, MITC 2021 Hero Award First Prize
Matt is a behavior analyst who become a temporary shared living provider for an individual in serious crisis in New Hampshire. Despite a years-long recruitment effort, the team was arranging for 24-hour emergency staffing when Matt stepped up. The individual did not have a home, so Matt leased a home and changed his legal address. Reducing dangerous self-injury was the individual’s most pressing goal, and Matt put his behavioral expertise to use while functioning as the individual’s direct support. Because of Matt’s tireless work, permanent providers were trained to support the individual successfully, and the individual is now doing well.