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“As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be to always be consistent and follow through, especially when you are in the moment. I see one of our most important roles as caregivers to help families through these “ struggles and find positive outcome for the entire family.”
Dr. Daneshvar received her Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in behavioral treatment of developmental disabilities. Dr. Daneshvar is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences and authored articles for peer-reviewed journals in addition to co-authoring a chapter in Whalen’s Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2009). Prior to joining AST in 2006, Dr. Daneshvar worked at several organizations in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Daneshvar is an active member in the autism community, having previously served on the Autism Society of America’s San Diego Chapter as a member of the Board of Directors and Director of the Research Committee. In addition she has served as a Guest Grant Reviewer for Autism Speaks and a Guest Reviewer for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (2014). Dr. Daneshvar has taught graduate level courses at California State University, Fullerton and currently teaches and supervises master’s students at San Diego State University. Dr. Daneshvar is a licensed psychologist in California (PSY #28358).
“Waking up every morning and knowing that you are working alongside such a talented, dedicated and driven group of individuals is truly inspiring- and has continued to push me to be the best that I can be for my team, our clients and their families.”
Danielle is AST’s Clinical Director for Orange County. In 2005, after receiving her bachelor’s in psychology from California State University Chico, she began her career with AST and discovered her passion for working with individuals with special needs. Danielle then completed her master’s degree in exceptional student education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis through the University of West Florida, and received her BCBA in 2015. Since joining the AST team, Danielle has held the positions of Behavior Interventionist, Supervising Behavior Interventionist, Program Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor and Managing Clinical Supervisor. 2017 marks Danielle’s 12th anniversary with AST, and working in Orange County.
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