Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP)
Autism and Early Childhood/Special Education Faculty
Gretchen J. Platt, M.Ed.
- Adjunct Faculty, VT-ILEHP
- Autism Program Coordinator, FITP
- Office: Vermont Family Network, Williston
- Voice Mail: 1-800-870-6758 ext. 212
- Fax: (802)
- E-Mail: Gretchen.Platt@vtfn.org
Autism and Behavioral Specialist
- M.Ed., University of Washington, Seattle
- B.A., Psychology and Child Development, Connecticut College, New London
Over the past 10 years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with toddlers and young children with special needs and their families. My focus and passion is helping children with autism spectrum disorders and behavioral challenges. I received my master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington and taught at the University of WA’s Experimental Education Unit, a school specializing in children age birth-K with a variety of special needs. I taught an integrated kindergarten class for children with a variety of learning styles and an emphasis on children with autism and behavioral challenges as well as typically developing children. I have also worked as a private behavioral therapist for pre-schoolers on the autism spectrum. Upon moving back to the east coast I worked as the family coordinator on a large-scale research project for toddlers diagnosed with autism at Boston University. As the family coordinator I traveled throughout Massachusetts interviewing over 100 families whose toddlers had been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
I live in Burlington and after having moved around a bit, I have finally found my life long home in Vermont. I enjoy spending time with friends, skiing, hiking, running and camping. Formerly Gretchen Shuman, my new name is now Platt.
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