Shannon began working with children with autism her senior year of college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She took a course in Applied Behaviour Analysis and began doing in home therapy for her internship. This set her on her career path in the field of ABA. After graduating in 2006, she moved to Savannah, GA and worked at a small clinic providing early intervention and intensive 1:1 therapy for children with autism and other developmental delays. She then went on to work in a school as a special education teacher in a self-contained classroom. After 3 years living in Savannah, these experiences asserted her passion for ABA and she went on to pursue her Masters degree in Severe Special Needs in Education.
She moved to Boston to work at The New England Center for Children where they provided training while obtaining her education. She worked with 16-22-year-old males in a residential facility. Shannon graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 2012 and after gaining experience in schools, clinics, and in the home, she decided she loved being able to work with families and help them to better manage challenging behaviours. Shannon moved back to Savannah in 2014 after living in Boston for 5 years for the opportunity to work with three families providing training and ABA in the home setting. She has completed coursework towards her BCBA and hopes to one day become Board Certified.
Shannon has recently moved to England from America and is currently an ABA supervisor for a home-based program with Skybound Therapies.