Laura Shay is running for ASAT in the Boston Marathon

Laura Shay is running for ASAT in the Boston Marathon on April 17th to raise awareness about science based treatment for Autism.

As a student at Arizona State University (ASU), Laura is pursing a Masters in Education in Applied Behavior Analysis: Curriculum and Instruction while working as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She enjoys working with and providing relief for children who engage in challenging behavior; she is interested in furthering her understanding about the nature of human behavior and interactions in her advanced studies of Applied Behavior Analysis. Laura’s Speech Language Therapy Services are informed by ABA as she works in a clinical setting primarily with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has an extensive background in the behavioral health field and holds a B.A. in Communication Sciences Disorders and another B.A. in Biological Cognitive Psychology, and has worked in the health and human services field for eight years, previously providing direct speech and language therapy services in multiple school settings. Laura is an advocate for science and data based research and follows the Association for Science in Autism Treatment closely. Her interest in Applied Behavior Analysis stems from its nature to rely heavily on language and communication.

Laura’s ultimate goal is to continuously further her education so that she can better serve struggling individuals and families in the state of Maine. She works to educate families, professionals, and the public about science based treatment for Autism providing informed decisions. In her free time she enjoys running. This April Laura has chosen to embark on her first Marathon, and will represent ASAT in the Boston Marathon to combine her interest in running with her support of ASAT!

Please help support Laura Shay and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment during Autism Awareness month by donating to ASAT through PayPal.