Ms. Sullivan joined the May Center School in Randolph in 2017 as a Behavior Specialist, was promoted to the position of Assistant Clinical Director, and presently serves as a Clinical Director. Her responsibilities include overseeing behavior analytic clinical programming at the school and providing clinical supports in those areas for students residing in two May residential homes.
She received her master’s degree in Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University under the primary advisement of Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer.
Ms. Sullivan’s clinical expertise and interests focus on the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders, toleration of delays to reinforcement, and choice promotion. Her current research focuses on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior evoked by the disruption of hoarding.
She has served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis and Practice. In addition, she has presented her clinical work at multiple state and national conferences.