Dr. Marlene Sotelo is the Director of Programs and Operations for the Els for Autism Foundation at The Els Center of Excellence. She has been working with individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorder for 20 years as a music therapist, special education teacher, and behavior analyst. Prior to joining the Els for Autism Foundation in 2014, Marlene worked for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for 12 years. She earned her Doctorate in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University and is a certified special education teacher, board certified music therapist, and board certified behavior analyst. She is currently on the board of directors for the Learning Center at The Els Center of Excellence and the Renaissance Learning Academy in Jupiter, Florida. Marlene is an adjunct faculty member of Nova Southeastern University, having taught courses in applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder. She has co-authored two publications on topics related to autism spectrum disorder and has provided clinical consultation services to families all over the world. Dr. Sotelo has lectured extensively at state, national and international conferences and was a speaker for a TEDx conference in 2013. Marlene is a professional singer and has written and recorded various songs to raise money for autism research and other children’s charities.
Saturday. January 21. 2017 Breakout #9 10:45am-12:15pm