“My favorite part of the job is working with parents and seeing improvements in their children’s targeted goals.”

Jennifer Symon

BCBA-D Supervisor

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBC-D), Jennifer provides supervision for In STEPPS clients in the Los Angeles region. With 23 years of experience in the field, Jennifer has coordinated programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the university level, training special educators and related service professionals to earn teaching credentials, certificates and master’s degrees. Jennifer has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters in educational textbooks and delivered presentations at conferences. Jennifer’s specialty is teaching minimally verbal, young children to say their first words. She earned a master’s in child study at Tufts University and a master’s in special education and a doctorate in educational psychology at UC Santa Barbara.

Get to know Jennifer:

What are two items on your bucket list?

Travel with my kids around the world and adopt a puppy

If you could choose any one superpower, which would you choose?

Mind reading

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

A warm, beautiful tropical beach

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

My cat

What’s one movie you could re-watch over and over?

Dumb and Dumber

What’s your most prized possession?

My kids

What is your fantasy occupation?

Animal trainer