Nicole Whitelock, M.S.Ed., BCBA

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Nicole Whitelock received her Bachelor of Science degree and certification in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Pennsylvania State University in 2006, and completed her Master of Science degree in Special Education with a concentration in Behavior Analysis at Saint Joseph's University in 2011. Through undergraduate student teaching, she first learned of individual behavior management plans to support students in regular education kindergarten and her interest grew in special education.

After graduation, she worked in elementary special education classrooms as an Instructional Aide for a resource room and an autistic support classroom. When Nicole taught kindergarten at an early educational care facility, she learned the struggles children with autism spectrum disorders face adjusting to classroom settings and became inspired to work closer with individuals on the spectrum. Nicole began working as a Therapeutic Staff Support with several children, teens, and their families in both home and school settings while pursuing her master's degree at SJU.

When she learned of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, she knew it was a place with a mission that matched the one in her heart! She began a position as a Graduate Assistant at the center while finishing her studies, contributing to planning, instruction, and behavioral interventions. Nicole is thrilled to continue both supporting individuals with autism and enhancing the knowledge and practice of undergraduates who share her passion in autism interventions. She loves meeting new people, spending time with friends and family, and enhancing the social experiences of others.

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