The Brain Parade Advisory Board, comprised of committed parents, teachers and behavior consultants, actively contributes to product design and development. Their real world experience, education, and varied perspectives provide a unique view into what solutions are needed and how best we can deliver them to you.
Stephanie O’Brien M.S., BCaBA
Stephanie has been working with children with autism and other developmental delays for over 10 years. After listening to a guest speaker in college speak about autism and methods for helping children acquire language and motor skills, Stephanie was convinced that this is where she wanted to focus her efforts. She obtained her M.S. degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Fordham University, and is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Stephanie works directly with children with autism, trains parents, teachers, and therapists, delivers workshops, and consults with school districts on their programs. Her expertise has taken her across the United States, Canada and as far away as Tokyo, Japan. Stephanie has developed and administered programs for schools and districts in WI, MN, PA, CT, NY and New Jersey, where she lives today. You can contact Stephanie at <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=b2hsdygQN2NoLQE1V1leUXFVcQ-3D-3D_19>.
Jennifer Shore is president of Shore Strategies LLC, a consultancy that delivers strategic communication and training solutions, including branding, engagement, business development and career-coaching. From start-ups to established businesses, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in marketing and counseling, working for organizations including Landor Associates, Simon & Schuster/Kaplan Educational Centers, Fordham University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the United Nations International School.
As the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, Brain Parade’s mission resonates with her personally. Jennifer serves as a parent member for the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for the Bedford Central School District in New York, where she lives.
Jennifer holds a MSEd in Counseling from Fordham University and a B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University.
Robin’s passion and expertise on the subject of special needs children comes from her education as well as her first-hand experience. Robin received her Bachelors degree in Human Services from Southern Vermont College and her Masters degree in Special Education from Fairfield University. She is blessed with a supportive husband and two beautiful boys. Her eldest son was born with hydroceplus and is on the autism spectrum. Building upon the advocacy work and her willingness to help others when it comes to their children with special needs, Robin helped form Stamford Education 4 Autism, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support to the families with members on the autism spectrum in the greater Stamford, CT area. Robin works very closely with the public school system, volunteers her time to parents as a parent advocate, and is a founding member of the Parent Advisory Council to the Director of Special Education for the city of Stamford. It is Robin’s belief that “all children laugh in the same language and, therefore, all children have the same rights and should have the same opportunity to become active contributing members of the community!” Through Robin’s efforts she hopes to make that a reality.