Iliana Abruet

Iliana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She studied Occupational therapy at the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Science Campus and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree. She has been practicing OT since then. In 1989, Iliana moved to Miami, Fl, where she lived for 29 years. She decided to move to the Charlotte area to be closer to her son, who’s been living here for the past four years. Iliana always loved to work with people, especially with kids. That has been the main reason she studied Occupational Therapy. She finds it very rewarding to see how someone can help others become more independent and teach them how to play and interact functionally with their peers, friends, and family. Iliana has worked for over 20 years in the pediatric setting with a variety of different diagnoses. In which she has the most experience with kids in the ASD spectrum and neurological disorders. In her free time, Iliana likes to read, listen to music, arts and crafts, do puzzles, go shopping, and watch television. She also loves to spend time with her family and go out with them. In addition, Iliana also enjoys going to church and getting involved in church activities. She is very family-oriented. She has one son who is her “pride and joy”. The majority of her family lives in Tennessee and Florida, but she also has family in Puerto Rico, Japan, and Maryland. Iliana has a pet bunny that she found this past June. Her great-nephew called him Snowball in honor of the bunny from the Life of Pets movie.

Occupational Therapist