Director of Family Support & Programs email@example.com For over 10 years, Nina has studied and worked in the amazing and humbling field of autism and special needs. More recently, she has been dedicated to educating and empowering families through Mindfulness-Based Mentoring and Autism & Behavior Consulting. Her adult life has been dedicated to providing human service with the homeless, teaching, counseling, mind-body work and volunteering for non-profit organizations such as Healing the Children, GreenPeace, Parents Anonymous, The Friend Tree: CAST and other orgs in the U.S. and abroad. Nina holds a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, where she studied Education with a concentration in Behavioral Intervention in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Her undergraduate degree is in Behavioral Science and she is also a Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master-Teacher and a practicing mindfulness meditator of over 20 years. She is also a graduate of Mindfulness-Based Study from Mindful Schools in Berkeley, CA. (A side note: The evolution of mindfulness training has swept the globe at an extremely fast pace, with scientific studies from Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and numerous other global neuroscience and psychology university departments, evidencing the positive outcomes in stress-reduction, greater joy and quality of life, greater awareness of relationship to self, others and life experiences, increased overall mental, emotional and physical well-being and so much more - in kids, teens and adults of all races, genders, religions, cultures, socio-economic and other diverse backgrounds). Her quest for learning has always been focused around human connections, the beautiful mind, consciousness and behavior. In her free time, Nina loves traveling, reading, spending days at the ocean and nature, dancing and co-creating new experiences with friends and family.
Denise Christiansen BA In Psych., ABA, Social Skills Facilitator