Jamie Bleiweiss is Co-founder and Director of Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc, and serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Hunter College, where she teaches in the Early Childhood Special Education master’s degree program. Earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Jamie specializes in the assessment and intervention of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Jamie has extensive clinical experience working with children, families, and professionals in a variety of community and educational settings, serving as a behavior specialist for several agencies and programs throughout the New York metropolitan area, including the New York City Department of Education’s ASD Nest Program, an inclusion program, educating children with autism in local public schools. At Hunter College, Jamie is the director of the ASD Nest Program’s Summer Training Institute, a major training grant, funded by the NYC Department of Education.
Jamie has presented numerous workshops and presentations at both local and national levels, on topics related to the autism community, understanding challenging behavior, and Positive Behavior Support. Additionally, she has authored several publications, including the recently published manual Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with ASD (2013). She co-authored several chapters in The ASD Nest Model: A Framework for Inclusive Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2013).