Keren obtained her BA in Educational Studies with a focus on students with disabilities from the University of Delaware and her MS in Early Childhood Special Education from CUNY Hunter College. She has worked with children with special needs in various capacities for the past 10 years. This experience ranges from directing a children’s gym to head teacher in a daycare classroom. She is currently a Kindergarten teacher in the ASD Nest program, an inclusion program for students with high functioning autism in the NYC DOE schools.
She is an adjunct instructor at Hunter College for the Early Childhood Special Education Program, and teaches graduate level courses on autism spectrum disorders, as well as the student teaching/practicum seminars. Additionally, she has presented numerous workshops for teachers in the ASD Nest program on topics related to ASD, Positive Behavior Support, and evidence-based instructional strategies.
Keren has volunteered and consulted for numerous events with Autism Friendly Spaces. She is honored to be a part of such an amazing organization from the very beginning. She looks forward to helping open minds and transform spaces for all individuals with autism!