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at Sacramento Autistic Spectrum and Special Needs Alliance


Education/Training, Human Resources, Legal, Mentorship, Other, Writing/Editing

About me:

Dave founded the Sacramento Autistic Spectrum and Special Needs Alliance (SASSNA) in 2011. He runs the day-to-day operations of the organization and shares the ultimate decision-making regarding SASSNA with his fellow board directors. Dave has a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and graduate-level education in psychology and applied behavior analysis. He has nearly a decade of experience in the mental health field, primarily providing behavior analysis services. Most of his work experience has been with autistic and similar children of all ages, but he also has experience with children and adults with other labels and without any labels. In addition, Dave is a passionate advocate, both professionally and personally. He focuses on disability advocacy, primarily mental disabilities, but believes in equality and diversity among all people.