Bio: Shane Banks-Hagos, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Shane received her M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and shortly after became a BCBA in 2016. Prior to receiving her BCBA certification, she began working with neurodivergent adolescents in Los Angeles County as a behavior interventionist in 2013. Shane worked with students aged 7-18 in school settings, focusing on providing emotional regulation, sensory, and executive functioning support so that students could more easily access curriculum and inclusion opportunities. She also worked with autistic individuals aged 2-21 in home settings and thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with parents and caregivers. Shane led a weekend ABA program for two years that focused on group programming for early intervention learners. Shane also built partnerships with local businesses and led community outings in which autistic children and their families could participate in fun, inclusive, and supportive events and build lasting relationships with one another. Shane relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2016 and worked as a BCBA in school, home, and clinic settings at an agency based in the Greater Seattle area and served as the director of home services for three years. Shane is passionate about providing individualized services that are trauma informed, culturally responsive, and neurodiversity-affirming. She believes that ABA should be strength-based, fun, compassionate, and based on a child’s interests. Shane enjoys collaborating with and learning from SLPs, OTs, and PTs to ensure a holistic approach to therapy and believes parents are the true experts. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and chasing her two sons around outdoors.