Overview of Interests
Lauren Weaver works as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Pediatrics and Coordinator of Community Engagement for Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) in Nashville, Tennessee. She has earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama-Huntsville and an M.S. degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University. Lauren strives to provide quality behavior analytic services and build the capacity of other individuals and systems to increase quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders. Lauren coordinates TRIAD’s Community Engagement Program including the Inclusion Network of Nashville (INN), innovative partnerships to create a community network of arts, education, athletic, and entertainment organizations that works to promote full inclusion of children and adults with IDD autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. The program has been awarded the 2014 Autism Tennessee Coston Education Award and the 2017 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Community Inclusion Award. Lauren also works throughout the state of Tennessee under grant contracts funded by the Tennessee Department of Education to provide integrated and topical professional development opportunities for education professionals and caregivers and is coordinating pilot services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to embed applied behavior analysis therapy in general pediatric settings.
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