About your Coach
I am Nilufar Fazli. I am Afghan, born as the first child in a loving family in Kabul. After a short but beautiful childhood, my father died in a plane crash because he was a war pilot. This event started a difficult phase in my life with my mother and sister. A family without a man could hardly live a quiet life in a country where the political situation changed drastically and the changes were to the detriment of women. My flight from Afghanistan started from the day women were banned from work and education. The trip was full of special experiences that I had to experience as a child, such as crossing the borders walking at night and being treated like criminals by the border police.
This trip came to an end in 2002 when I arrived at Schiphol. The relief that this station was my final destination was indescribable and is of course unforgettable. In the Netherlands I got the rights of a full-fledged person and opportunities to build my life here.
My whish to study could finally come true. I first obtained my Bachelor and Master degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Tilburg and then my registration as Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) at the University of Florida.
Working and studying gave me more and more insight into human existence. As early as 2012, during my internship it became clear to me that I am in my element when I am working with children. Since 2013 I have been working with children with developmental disabilities such as autism or an intellectual disability.
This particularly strong group of children have taught me life lessons such as believing in the strength of each individual. As a child born in a war country like Afghanistan, I was already familiar with the hard sides of life, but that cannot be compared to the daily struggles that children with developmental disabilities have. Despite the heavy burden they carry on their shoulders because of their special needs, they work hard to learn to function according to acceptable standards of society. A child with a disability can learn much more than one might think at first sight.
My mission is to be the first to improve the quality of life of children with special needs and then achieve the highest achievable milestones in their development. I do this by continuously assessing the quality of life of my clients and which approach can yield the best results. Through techniques and principles of the applied behavioral analysis I offer tailor-made treatment and guidance.