Dianne is a Licensed Individual Clinical Social Worker, L.I.C.S.W. and has many years’ experience working with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities often with coexisting mental health and/or emotional and behavioral challenges. Prior to working at the Center she worked as a clinician on both of the Developmental Disability Teams at Community Heathlink. In this position she provided individual, group and family counseling as well as clinical and behavioral consultation to families and programs. She also worked for the Nursing Home Initiate Program at the UMass Medical School providing clinical case management services which included arranging specialized services for adults of all ages with various developmental disabilities who resided in nursing facilities. Services enhanced individuals’ level of independence, functioning, and transition into the community.
She lives with her husband and young adult son who is on the spectrum.