PENT Leadership Team
Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistant Director
Diagnostic Center, Northern California
Ann England received her M.A. in 1980 in Communicative Disorders and has a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech and Language (CCC-SLP) and is licensed by the State of California Speech Pathology Board.
In addition to being the Assistant Director at the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, Ann provides trainings to staff throughout northern California in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and positive behavior supports. She also consults with school district administrators and teaching teams as part of system change projects to develop evidence-based public school programs for students with special needs, especially those with an ASD and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Ann has served on several California Department of Education committees related to ASD and developmental disabilities including the Task Force on Education and Professional Development of The Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. Presently, Ann represents CDE on the Interagency Autism Planning Group to participate with the National Professional Development Center (NPDC)-ASD in a supported collaboration to develop a system of statewide professional development and technical assistance to promote the use of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD and early identification of these disorders in California; she is providing onsite consultation in collaboration with NPDC to develop a model public school program for students with an ASD.