Shelly LeAnn Weathers received her Masters Degree in Moderate to Severe Special Education with certifications in Autism Spectrum Disorders and School-wide Positive Behavior Support from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2015. She obtained her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification in 2016. Although she has been working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities since 2006, she entered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013.
LeAnn worked Behavioral Consultation Services of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona from 2013-2015 as a behavior therapist under the supervision and mentorship of Trina D. Spencer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Andrew Gardner, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and Susan Marks, JD, PhD, BCBA-D. She provided Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention services and worked with young adults aged 18-22 in community and university environments. She provided 1:1 instruction and recorded data on ongoing behavioral and academic goals. In 2014, she was promoted to Education Manager and spearheaded a social group for clients to attend each week where individualized goals were embedded in social settings while simultaneously conducting parent training. During this time, she helped facilitate a 2-week summer social camp that welcomed all individuals to attend an intensive, goal-oriented program that focused on increasing self-determination and independence across all domains.
From 2015 to 2016, LeAnn continued to provide 1:1 ABA therapy for individuals ranging from 2-16 years old while continuing to develop professionally.
Currently, LeAnn is a behavior analyst for Project Hope Foundation, where she conducts initial and on-going assessments, provides parent training, and works directly with clients and caregivers in accordance with funding requirements. Additionally, LeAnn is a Behavior Analyst for Dorchester County School District, a public school that provides services children diagnosed with autism. At Dorchester County, she writes behavior plans, conducts assessments, provide behavior management for students from elementary to high school, implements behavior skills training with faculty and administration, and assists with the development of skill acquisition programs for the students.