Areas of Expertise: autism spectrum disorders, training and staff development
Erica Davis received a B.A. in psychology from Siena College and a Masters in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. During her graduate program, she completed internships at the Center for Disability Services, where she provided counseling to individuals with special needs and their families, and at Schonowe Preschool, where she provided case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining CARD's staff over ten years ago, Erica was employed at St. Colman's Home, where she worked with adolescent males with autism in a residential setting.
As the Training Program Coordinator at CARD, Erica coordinates the School Consultation Project, which is a training program for school districts throughout NYS on a Positive Behavior Support process. She is involved with CARD's Behavior Support program, where she provides training to families on how to teach their child pro-social skills, while decreasing the child's challenging behaviors. Erica has also worked with individuals in developing independence throughout different aspects of their lives, including daily living and communication skills.