Hello! My name is Jessica Haedge, and I have played many roles in my 16 years with children on the Autism Spectrum, including: Behavioral Therapist, Senior Behavior Therapist, Clinical Director, and Classroom Instructor. I’m thrilled to be able to bring all of the skills that I’ve learned throughout the years to my role here at Illuminate Academy as the Resource Coordinator.
In 2001, while working on my undergraduate degree in Psychology at York College in Nebraska, I was hired by the Lovaas Institute and went through rigorous training in Applied Behavior Analysis and intense Early Intervention. From there, I knew that working with children with Autism was the career path that I wanted to pursue. After graduation, I moved to my home state of Minnesota where the Midwest Branch of the Lovaas Institute is located and continued my training. Since then, I have worked in clinic, home, and school, settings with children of all ages and all over the spectrum.
I have found so much passion in my time at Illuminate, and watching the children and that we serve here grow truly brings so much happiness into my life