Jessie Whitesides, Program Director for Easterseals North Texas Child Development Program has over 20 years of experience in Autism intervention and Child Development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and has certification as a Child Care Director from the State of Texas. She is also certified in level 1 PRT techniques from the UCSB Koegel Autism Center.
Jessie received her initial training in early autism intervention in New York where she worked with students and parents developing and implementing IEP goals for both the home and school environments. She has also worked with Dr. Gail McGee to replicate the Walden Early Learning Program. In addition to her duties as Program Director, Jessie also has extensive experience with staff and parent training, ISD shadowing, IEP goal development/implementation, and classroom management.