Dana Wattenberg Khani has been teaching for eleven years. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island with a major in child development and a minor in psychology as well as a dual masters in early childhood education and special education from Touro College in New York City. She has taught grades ranging from pre-school to third grade. She taught special education in the classroom for nine years and is now an out of classroom support specialist with a focus on students with learning disabilities as well as with autism spectrum disorders.
Dana participates in multiple leadership teams at P.S.112 in East Harlem New York, and has been affiliated with the ASD Nest Program for many years. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College teaching graduate level classes on special education, behavior modification as well as supervising student teachers.
Dana has been actively involved with Autism Friendly Spaces since its inception, serving as a volunteer for multiple events including all of the autism friendly Broadway performances and the autism friendly brunch at Chez Josephine.