Emily Jenkins, MEd, BCBA, has more than seven years of experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Emily is currently a lead trainer in the Marcus Autism Center Crisis Prevention Program and is responsible for conducting trainings on how to safely manage individuals who become aggressive or engage in destructive behavior. She provides individuals with strategies to prevent, manage and de-escalate crisis situations.
Emily began her career in the public school system working with students with autism and developmental disabilities as a special education teacher. She has extensive experience creating, delivering and supporting individualized education programs (IEPs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs), as well as training support staff in implementing behavior analytic programming. In this role, Emily consulted with caregivers to model the use of research-based strategies and use behavioral interventions for children who engage in challenging behavior. She has also developed presentations for educators about data collection and determining the function of behavior.
Emily received her master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in autism and developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin while completing the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).