IDA PALMIERI received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Once autism had been diagnosed in her oldest son, her career path changed and she worked as a paraprofessional in a private school for autistic children. After receiving her “Teacher of the Handicapped” certificate, she became a teacher in an autistic classroom in a private school where she gained experience developing IEPs and implementing behavior modification procedures hoping to assist her students in reaching their full potential. Next, while working on her Behavior Analyst Certification, she was employed as a teacher of autistic children in Brick Township. She obtained her Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst Certification in 2003. She continued to further her education by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Jersey City University in 2006. Ida is currently a member of the Board of POAC (Parents of Autistic Children.) She has worked with children from preschool to high school age in public schools and privately.
At this time Ida is providing behavior consultations to various school districts in New Jersey. She helps instruct teachers and paraprofessionals on Applied Behavior Analysis and behavior modification techniques. She also conducts workshops on topics related to autism.
She is dedicated to assuring every child has the opportunity to learn in a positive environment that addresses their individual needs.