Amanda Glass-Doro, M.Ed., BCBA
Amanda has been working with individuals with social learning challenges and their families for the past 16 years. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Behavior Analysis and a Master's in Educational Psychology. Eight years ago she developed and designed a social learning camp for a local school district that continues to be very successful. In January 2009 Amanda attended a mentor training program at Michelle Garcia Winner's Center for Social Thinking® in San Jose, California. After attending the training program Amanda wanted to develop a similar program in the Fort Worth area. The Social Learning Connection was estabilished in 2009 (formerly know as Social Thinking® North Texas).
Amanda currently works with local school districts providing direct therapy services, consultation and workshops. She also serves as a member of an educational Autism Assessment Team and is the Director of Programming at the Social Learning Connection.
Elisa Nudleman, M.S., CCC
Elisa is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist. She has a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas (Callier Center). For the past 25 years, Elisa has enjoyed working with children and their families to facilitate the development of communication skills. Her clinical background includes early intervention with toddlers and preschoolers, private practice with emphasis on supporting the communication skills of children in their natural environments, school-based therapy as well as supervising graduate students. Elisa leads workshops for parents, teachers and colleges on topics that support communication and social/emotional development of children.
About The Social Learning Connection
The Social Learning Connection is designed to serve individuals on the high end of the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, NLD, ADD, ADHD and others with social learning challenges. Our goal is to help develop each individual's social thinking abilities to enhance social interactions, build meaningful relationships, and successfully navigate novel social situations. Social Connection groups also focus on building self-advocacy skills, problem solving, and effective communication across environments.
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DaNell is an Educational Diagnostician and social learning expert. She has a vast array of experience. In the beginning of her career she worked for Big Brothers and Big Sisters as a Social Worker helping many families. Prior to becoming a diagnostician, she was the lead teacher for a social learning class and program in the public school system. She has facilitated many social skills groups, helped provided strategies and supports to both students and parents as it relates to executive functioning, perspective-taking and specific behavior concerns. DaNell received her Master’s of Education from the University of North Texas and has been working in the field of Special Education for 8 years. She believes every child is special and all uniqueness should be viewed as a gift.
DaNell Johnson, M.Ed.