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Vanessa Smith, M.A., BCBA

Education Specialist
Diagnostic Center, Southern California

Vanessa M. Patterson is an educational specialist at the Diagnostic Center, Southern California. She holds an M.A. in Special Education and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Vanessa has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities across home, school, and community settings, since 1999. She has expertise in autism, applied behavior analysis, programming for students with moderate to severe disabilities, and positive behavioral interventions. She is currently a member of the PENT Leadership Team, the California Association of Behavior Analysis, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Vanessa is also serving as a state trainer with the National Professional Development Center to implement evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorders.



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