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Autism Spectrum Disorder - Faculty

Fawn Anderson, MA, is an autism specialist with the Northwest Regional ESD. Ms. Anderson develops and implements intensive behavioral programs and provides consultation to teachers, parents, and other professionals working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ms. Anderson has worked as an early childhood special education teacher and consultant. She has presented numerous autism trainings to teachers and other professionals in Oregon, Alabama, Minnesota, and Arkansas.

Sarah Anderson, MS, is an educational facilitator and autism specialist with the Tigard Tualatin School District. Ms. Anderson has over nine years of experience facilitating parent trainings, mentoring and developing curriculum guides for learning specialists, designing and evaluating functional and academic instructional curriculum, and designing, training and managing instructional strategies including discrete trail, pivotal response, social stories, sensory integration, inclusion and environmental designs for individual students.

Tamra Hass, MS, is a licensed speech pathologist and has worked with children with communication delays in school districts and in private practice. Currently employed as a autism specialist in the Beaverton School District, Ms. Hass has worked for the Columbia Regional Program as an autism specialist/speech pathologist, and as the Columbia Regional Program’s autism program chair, where she trained and mentored new autism specialists and collaborated with school administration on issues of policy and procedures. Ms. Hass has authored two computer-based assessments and curricula for autism spectrum disorders, developed and presented regional workshops on the subject of autism, and has extensive experience applying and individualizing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

Brad Hendershott, MS, is the program representative for autism services at Columbia Regional Program. Brad is a licensed speech language pathologist with over 14 years of experience serving students on the autism spectrum, work that encompassed evaluation, program planning, and intervention. As an autism specialist and trainer, he has authored numerous presentations, co-authored a transition toolkit for youth and young adults with ASD, and presented at state and national conferences. His focus areas in ASD include social skills instruction, functional communication intervention, and assistive technology. Brad is currently completing his doctorate at the University of Oregon in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership.

Jon Morris, MA, is currently an Autism Specialist with Willamette Education Service district. He began teaching Early Childhood Special Education in upstate New York. He taught in a self-contained school age classrooms in Hillsboro and Beaverton. Jon provides services to schools including consultation, leadership, Evaluation for the Identification of Autism, direct services, and coaching with teachers and staff. He has provided trainings to teachers, staff, administrators, and families in a variety of settings with coaching follow-up. He has also provided trainings to the State of Oregon Department of Human Services, Parent Child Preschools of Oregon, and other organizations. Mr. Morris recently completed the Initial Administrator Program at George Fox University.