Jessica Poludin MSEd, BCBA is a two-time graduate of Hunter College. She earned her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education; which lead to her being dually certified to teach both general and special education Birth through Grade 2. Jessica returned to Hunter to obtain an advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and received board certification in January of 2013.
Jessica works for the New York Center for Infants and Toddlers, an early intervention agency, as an ABA Field Supervisor. She has worked as an educator of young children with autism at the New York Center for Infants and Toddler, in various capacities, since 2005. She worked as a lead teacher in their center-based EI ABA classroom and a home-based ABA therapist before becoming a clinical supervisor for NYCIT's early intervention home/community based ABA program.
Jessica became involved with Autism Friendly Spaces in 2011 when her former professor, Dr. Jamie Bleiweiss, asked if she would be interested working as an expert volunteer for their first autism friendly Broadway performance of the Lion King. Jessica's passion for working with individuals with autism and their families and her dedication to Autism Friendly Spaces was recognized and she was asked to train to be a consultant 2 years later. She is honored and proud to work with such a wonderful group of individuals and an organization, dedicated to making the world an Autism Friendly place!