About Building Bridges for Autism, LLC
Building Bridges for Autism, LLC is dedicated to helping children with autism reach their full potential. We provide social skills training as well as consulting services in the Tucson, Arizona area.
Building Bridges for Autism, LLC helps children develop the social and behavioral skills needed to succeed in day-to-day life. Our philosophy is based on the belief that no single approach, technique, or methodology is appropriate for every child with autism. We carefully design customized solutions which meet each child's behavioral, social, and academic needs by adapting curriculum from Michelle Garcia Winner, Scott Bellini, Carol Gray, Jed Baker, and others. We look beyond the obvious to identify the true causes of your child's manifested behaviors to develop practical solutions which transfer to success outside of the classroom to everyday life.
Building Bridges for Autism, LLC also provides consulting services to schools and agencies which range from program development to inclusion strategies which help children in the mainstream classroom. All services we provide are customized to meet the needs of the child and the teacher.
We also provide workshops for educators on topics related to autism. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding Asperger's Syndome, helping children develop social skills, and inclusion strategies.
Building Bridges for Autism, LLC is a partner in the Arizona Autism Coalition and a member of the Council for Exceptional Children.
About Dawn Yeselavage, M. Ed.
Dawn Yeselavage specializes in working with children with autism. A teacher of children with autism in the public schools and consultant for nearly two decades, Dawn has also presented numerous inclusion strategy workshops to educators and paraprofessionals. She developed and teaches a personal safety program for children with autism. Dawn also worked privately with children with autism in their homes and in the community.
Ms. Yeselavage holds a certification in special education in both Arizona and Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Special Education, and has completed all coursework towards certification as a Supervisor in Special Education.
Click the video below to view an interview with Dawn Yeselavage.