Monday, May 2, 2011

We are returning to Nepal in July 2011! Here is our team...

In July, we will be returning to Kathmandu, Nepal to continue our work with Autism Care Nepal (ACN) and I'm so thrilled! Our team is extremely strong and have a lot of crucial knowledge to teach to the families and staff at ACN.

Here is our awesome team:

Lizzy Donovan: Lizzy is a Senior Educational Consultant at ABC of NC. She has over 12 years of working with children who have autism and their families and she is currently completing her supervision to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Lizzy was the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Professional of the Year in 2008.

Valorie Greene: Valorie has over 20 years of experience as a special education teacher and autism specialist in Oregon. She provides behavior consultation and conducts in-services and trainings about autism spectrum disorders.

Heather Higgins: Heather has over 12 years of experience working with children and families. She is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has studied both the medical model and educational model for treatments. Currently, she conducts therapy with the Hello Foundation in Oregon.

Selene Johnson: Selene is currently the Executive Director of ABC of NC in North Carolina. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Special Education Teacher and Infant/Toddler Family Specialist.

Liz Kleine: Liz has been working with children who have autism and their families since 2004. She currently works in the autism center at Seattle Children's Hospital and her primary focus is on behavior and ABA.

Christine O'Shea: Christine is an occupational therapist at Pediatric Therapy Network in California. She has advanced training in Ayres Sensory Integration and she has been working with children with autism for the past 5 years in different aspects (behavioral therapist, research, and occupational therapist).

Renee Poole: Renee has been working with children and teenagers who have autism for the past 4 years. She began her career working with ASTAR (Autism Spectrum Treatment and Research) and she currently works at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Autism Center and Research Institute.

Beth Reynolds: Beth has worked for TEACCH for the last 10 years as a TEACCH trainer and consultant. She has helped set up classrooms using the TEACCH model in Ireland, England, and all over the United States.

Tracy Vail: Tracy is a Speech and Language Pathologist who has been working with children who have autism for 29 years. She helped start the Mariposa School for Children with autism and is currently a co-owner of Let's Talk Speech & Language Services in North Carolina.