Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA
Since 2000 my goal has been to help clinicians, teachers and parents identify and understand the variables that cause students to act inappropriately. I’ve worked continuously with students who exhibited an infinite variety of behavior challenges in both urban and suburban public schools.
I show how commonplace school factors, as well as the student’s underdeveloped skills, contribute to his or her challenging behavior. I provide professionals with time-tested interventions that will lead their students to more appropriate, constructive behavior in and out of school. I give parents tools to continue the work at home.
Working together we can help every child achieve a positive and productive life.
Linda Waters, M.Ed.
Linda Waters, M.Ed., began her teaching career as a general and special educator in East Providence, Rhode Island in 1974. After moving to Massachusetts, she worked as a special educator, Team Chair, and Program Director in the Natick Public Schools for eleven years. In 2002, Linda became the Director of Special Education in the Foxboro Public Schools. Following her time in Foxboro, she became the Director of Pupil Services in the Franklin Public Schools, and spent the last five years of her public school career as the Director of Student Services in the Wellesley Public Schools. For the past ten years, Linda has been an adjunct instructor at Simmons College and Framingham State University where she teaches graduate level courses in special education. Since her retirement in 2014, Linda had been consulting with school districts and presenting workshops on special education topics.
Allan S. Blume – M.Ed., M.S. Ed., Ed.S.
Allan Blume is an expert in inclusion methods for special needs learners; individualized education programs, disability awareness, and special education teacher training. He also specializes in teaching educators on various state and federal requirements related to special education services.