Trish has been involved in the field of early childhood special education for over 20 years. She has been a preschool special education teacher, a CPSE Liaison, an Educational Supervisor, & a staff developer in the private, not-for-profit sector. She has been an Education Administrator & an elementary special education teacher for the NYC Department of Education. Most recently, she has been a teacher/coach for the ASD Nest Program in a public elementary school. Trish is an adjunct professor at Hunter College where she teaches a graduate level course in behavior & working with children with autism as well as supervises student teachers in elementary settings. Trish has facilitated a variety of workshops, trainings, & presentations for parents & clinicians. She is a published author as well (professional articles, co-author of a chapter in a textbook). Her journey with AFS began as a volunteer at its inception. She is very happy to join the ranks of consultant to continue the amazing work of unlocking places & minds for people with autism.