Training & Technical Assistance Associate
Whitney currently works in Region 1 providing training and technical assistance to school divisions in order to increase their capacity to provide evidence-based instruction and behavioral supports to students with autism. Whitney has been with the VCU-RRTC since 2010. Whitney graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology. She began as an intern for her graduate school program supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Project SEARCH. She earned her M.S in Rehabilitation Counseling from VCU in 2011 and became a CRC. After becoming a CRC Whitney focused on providing customized employment and behavioral supports to the individuals that she serves as well as focusing on increased community integration and education on working and supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Whitney went on to become a BCBA in 2015. Whitney’s interests fall in the areas of provision of behavioral supports to individuals with challenging behavior, facilitating competitive integrated employment, and transition to adult life for individuals with disabilities.
Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Graham, C., Brooke, V., Riehle, E., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Lau, S., Allen, J. & Avellone, L. (2017). Effects of an employer-based intervention on employment outcomes for youth with significant support needs due to autism. Autism, 21(3), 276–290.
Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Lau, S., Seward, H. & Avellone, L. (2016). Employment for adults with autism spectrum disorders: A retrospective review of a customized employment approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, , 61-72.
Schall, C., Wehman, P., Brooke, V., Graham, C., McDonough, J., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Rounds, R., Lau, S. & Allen, J. (2015). Employment Interventions for Individuals with ASD: The Relative Efficacy of Supported Employment With or Without Prior Project SEARCH Training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(12), 3990–4001.
Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Kregel, J., Brooke, V., Brooke, A., Ham, W., Graham, C., Riehle, E., Collins, H. & Thiss, W. (2014). Competitive Employment for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(3), 487–500.
Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On Transition from High School.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions,