tsutton@carrollton-ga.gov

Thomas Sutton is originally from the city of Liverpool, England. He immigrated to the United States 4 years ago after marrying his wife, Ashley Sutton, who teaches Special Education at Carrollton High School. He has ten years of experience working with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. At the age of 18 he had the opportunity to take part in a program called Camp America. He was offered a position in America through Easter Seals. He worked at Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults) at Lake Martin . This is a fully adapted, outdoor, therapeutic recreation, summer camp for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. As a counselor he was responsible for the total care and supervision of the campers. His eyes were opened to the endless possibilities for individuals with disabilities and how he could support them in achieving their goals to become as independent as possible. He returned home with a clearer understanding of the career he wanted to pursue. He traveled extensively around the world and worked with senior adults diagnosed with Dementia and with individuals with Autism. He received his degree in Social Work at Leeds Beckett University. He did volunteer work in Carrollton under the direction of Tracey Young and participated in many Special Olympic programs. He knows many of the participants and volunteers associated with Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department’s therapeutic programs. He worked for Briggs and Associates before taking his new position as Therapeutic Coordinator with the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department.