Anne Donovan, M.Ed, BCBA, LABA
Anne has been serving as the Coordinator of ACCEPT Education Collaborative’s School Consultation & Assessment Services for over 10 years. She received a Master’s degree in Education and is a licensed special education administrator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her extensive experience working with public school districts and Collaboratives to develop a range of special education programs and services and provide professional development opportunities to build districts' capacity to meet the needs of diverse student populations. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on a variety of topics in the field of Special Education, and she also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Bridgewater State University and Framingham State University where she teaches graduate level courses. Anne’s interests include special education program development and improvement based on systemic evaluation. She has an advanced certification in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and works to apply these principles in the program evaluations she conducts in order to help administrative teams determine strengths and areas for improvement within their school district’s special education programs. Anne has also participated in several initiatives with the Massachusetts DESE, including being a trained strategic planning facilitator using the Planning for Success (PfS) framework.
Rebecca Hakansson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rebecca Hakansson has been working in Special Education, specializing in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as other complex diagnoses, for 20 years. She earned a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that, she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University in Virginia. Rebecca is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has extensive training and experience in implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for a range of student populations and has specific expertise with AAC evaluation and LAMP Words For Life, TouchChat, and ProLoquo2Go programming, as well as many more. She has participated in many continuing education opportunities in the field of AAC including an Assistive Technology course from University of Miami Medical School, and is an active member of the ASHA Special Interest Group for AAC. Rebecca has worked for ACCEPT Education Collaborative for the last 6 years providing consultation to classroom teachers, consultation and supervision to other SLPs, evaluations and direct services to students, and professional development trainings for staff.
Danielle Kramer, M.S.Ed., BCBA
Danielle Kramer earned her masters in Special Education from Simmons College and holds her teaching certification in Severe Special Education PreK-12 in addition to certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Danielle worked for several years in private schools for students with intensive special needs and also taught an integrated preschool classroom. She later worked as a lead teacher in ABA programs across several public school systems and spent time consulting to general and special educators on best practices for students with significant behavioral and learning challenges. At ACCEPT Collaborative, Danielle provides consultation services to public school district programs ranging from PreK through the post-graduate level. Danielle has expertise in conducting a variety of evaluations for students and using the results to inform her consultation to teams and make data-based decisions. Danielle has also provided numerous professional development trainings for school staff and has collaborated on the development of several online training modules for paraprofessionals offered through ACCEPT.
Becki Lauzon, M.A., CRC
Becki is currently the Transition Coordinator for ACCEPT Education Collaborative. Becki’s areas of responsibility include conducting transition assessments, consulting to school districts as a DESE endorsed Transition Specialist, providing professional development trainings for districts on transition planning and job coaching, and providing oversight and supervision to ACCEPT’s transition programs. Becki received her Bachelor of Arts in Social and Rehabilitation Services and Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and has supervised numerous graduate students as interns at ACCEPT. In addition to her position at ACCEPT, Becki is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies Department at Assumption College.
Eva Luther, M.S. Ed, BCBA, LABA
Eva has been working in Special Education, specializing in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioral disorders for over 20 years. She received a Master’s of Education in Intensive Special Needs from Simmons College and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through Florida Institute of Technology. Her experience includes working in an intensive residential/private school for 5 years. Eva then moved into the public school setting for 13 years, where she developed and supervised an ABA program for preschool-aged children. Eva has extensive experience working at the transition-age level, including consultation to high school programs and completing thorough transition assessments for students. Eva also has focused on consulting to school districts and families while providing data-driven and research-based feedback and decision-making, individual evaluations and assessment, and programming based on best practices. Eva has also provided Professional Development and supervision for individuals and groups within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Eva has been working for ACCEPT Education Collaborative as a school and home-based behavioral and educational consultant for students aged pre-k through postgraduate for 5 years.
Elise Stokes, M.S.Ed, BCBA, LABA
Elise Stokes is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a background in special education. She holds DESE licenses in Early Childhood and Special Education Administration and is also a DESE LEAP (Low-Income Education Access Project) trainer. Elise has extensive experience working in public schools and home programs. Her past and current work consulting to school districts focuses on behavioral and educational needs of students, systemic change to promote high quality programming, individualized evaluations, as well as training and support for staff. Elise has conducted dozens of workshops for school staff and she has presented her work at national and regional conferences. Most recently, she has worked with ACCEPT to create online training modules aimed at increasing paraprofessional staff capacity, and she has also worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team at UMASS Medical School to develop course modules focused on educating parents about Applied Behavior Analysis. Elise has also taught special education and ABA courses as an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College, and she was a fieldwork supervisor for BCBA candidates at Simmons College.