After a childhood spent in Australia and England, Jennifer moved to Houston, TX with her family and attended elementary and high school. She then attended Northwood University in Dallas, TX, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After a move to Arizona, she received a Master’s degree in Special Education from Arizona State University.
After a chance encounter with a former classmate, she was offered a position with the Southwest Autism Research Resource Center (SARRC). She accepted the position and this opened the door to her professional career in the world of autism. During her time at SARRC, she was very involved in the Community Works, Teen/Adult Life Skills, Women’s Empowerment and PEERS programs.
With a return to Houston, Jennifer joins the Social Motion Skills team in the fall of 2014. She brings with her the evidence-based Program of the Educational and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS). She has been running the program for many years and has certification in teaching PEERS from UCLA where the program was initially developed.