Janine earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Kean University. She is the director of speech services for the Eden II school and adult day habilitation programs in Staten Island, NY. She has been with the agency since 2008. Janine has worked with students with autism across the lifespan. She has presented on topics related to the positive effects of naturalistic teaching, promoting spontaneous communication, using technology to increase communication (using iPad applications), and teaching a variety of social skills to adolescents with autism. Janine has also earned a master’s level certificate in Assistive Technology and is currently in a school building/district leader post-master’s certificate program at Stonybrook University.