An Oregon Medicaid Agency Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Ansar Muhammad

Direct Support Professional

Ansar Muhammad

Hello, my name is Ansar Muhammad. One of my focuses in life is to help those in need and be a guiding force in the development of key life skills. I’ve worked with youth in the past as a volunteer in high school and college; teaching kids how to read, helping them understand homework assignments as a teacher’s assistant. My passion to help others doesn’t end there; I hope to develop a system or organization to help those experiencing homelessness find rehabilitation, work, clothing, and food supplies.  

A little about myself, I am a huge outdoor enthusiast with a vast array of hobbies. I have been able to discover the most beautiful landscapes in Oregon through kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking and more. On rainy and cold days, I spend my time playing competitive video games. I’m a very proud parent to two boys and spend as much time as I can with them in nature. I feel that whatever the lesson, it is best to teach in an environment that is engaging but also relaxing. 

In my experience while mentoring individuals, the best way to help people succeed, is to assist them in identifying and developing ideas based on THEIR GOALS, not mine. I feel that a personalized plan based on the needs of an individual is the best way to teach new skills and develop healthy habits. I also feel it’s necessary to be very patient with someone who is struggling to learn new concepts; each individual’s needs and situation are unique to that person and should be treated as such. 

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