Assistant Director of Community Resources, Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
Lauren Swanson '07 is the Assistant Director of Community Resources for the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services from Saint Joseph's University and a certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts. Currently, she is completing a Master of Science in Health Administration and Health Education at SJU.
In college, Lauren worked with children with autism in a local elementary school while learning more about the field in her coursework. In addition to her work experience and internships, much of Lauren's experiences come from having an older brother on the spectrum. Through him, she has learned a great deal, ranging from various treatment methods to locating proper community resources, to understanding the effects on the family, the community, and the individual himself. Lauren is particularly interested in the transition period into adulthood as well as advocacy for the individual and his or her family.