Joani joined Summit Professional Education, one of the countries leading continuing education agencies, as an instructor in July, 2014. She is excited to share her knowledge with audiences nationwide. Since then she has provided trainings in at least 31 different states. She is thoroughgly enojoying sharing her knowledge and meeting people across the country.
Between July 2014 and June 2017 her course title was Autism across the Spectrum: Current Practical Strategies for Behavior and Skill Development in Every Level of Autism; a full day seminar. This course continues to be available on-line through Summit Professional Education.
In September 2018 she began teaching a course titled: Differentiating Sensory from Behavior: Finding Solutions for Challenging Behaviors in Children; a full day seminar. This course will be available on-line through Summit Professional Education in the fall of 2020
In early 2012 Joani discovered her passion for teaching and began producing and presenting trainings locally in North Carolina, ranging in length from 2 - 6 hours, on subjects related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her love for teaching and her recognition as a dynamic, engaging and data-based presenter grew quickly and she began traveling across the east coast and midwest to deliver trainings on a variety of topics.
Working with school systems, organizations and corporations across the country, she has recently provided education to teaching staff, administrators, parents and therapists in various locations from Jonesboro ARK, to Boston, MA and Buffalo, NY. The most popular subjects are related to intervention techniques for children and Autism, sensory and behavioral issue management, social skill development, video modeling and writing functional, objective goals. For more information on courses and to discover how she might work with your organization, just click on the Contact tab on this website.
In November of 2019 Joani presented at the 69th Conference on Exceptional Children in NC. Her presentation was on Social Stories and Video modeling. With thousands of public school staff in attendance, the conference focus was Challenging Expectations and Exceeding Goals. Since the fall of 2013 Joani has been a regular presenter at the NC DPI Exceptional Children's conference.
Stella's S.T.A.R.s (Supporting The Autism Revolution) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting educators and helping children with Autism acheive success in Leon County, FL. It was founded in late 2016 by parents, Natalie and Juan, who were inspired by thier daughter Stella to start paving a road for success for her and other children like her. Since 2017 Joani has provided upwards of 8 trainings, plus direct consultation on students and classroom structure, as well as professional advise on equipment and resouces. Joani is both honored and humbled to be associated with this incredible orgainzation. For more information visit thier Facebook page: Stellasstarsinc
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