Today we introduce you to Mrs. Sheridan! Sheridan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Clinical Director for Trussville.

Tell us about your family.

My husband, Chris, and I met during my undergraduate at Troy University and have been married for 3 years. We moved to the Birmingham area in 2016 and our on our 3rd house already! I do not recommend moving that much.

Our first baby is our slightly overweight Golden retriever, Murphy. He is a bundle of energy, despite being 7 years old having a titanium leg (he jumped off a cliff in 2021). 

We welcomed our baby girl, Eloise, into the world in July 2021. So far, keeping up with a baby-turned-toddler is the hardest job I’ve had, but I’m so proud to be her Ellie’s mom. 

Do you have any hobbies or interests?

I’ve recently gotten into blogging! The subject matter isn’t much to read yet, though. Ask me again later.

Favorite Birmingham restaurant?

You can frequently find me and the fam-jam at The Backyard at the Shops of Grand River in Leeds.  You can’t go wrong with Saw’s BBQ and Neighbors Pizza.

Where did/do you go to school?

I went to Troy for my undergraduate and Auburn for my graduate degree. Go Trojans and War Eagle!

What made you want to be an BCBA/BCaBA/RBT?

I have been involved with the special needs community for my whole life. My interest in becoming a BCBA, specifically, started when I began taking ABA classes during my undergraduate at Troy. 

What’s your favorite aspect of being a BCBA/BCaBA/RBT?

My favorite aspect is getting to show others how cool ABA therapy is and help shift their perspective on principles of learning. I absolutely love training and supervision.

What are your favorite resources for learning more about behavior analysis and/or Autism?

I am a big fan of Dr. Megan Miller and the Do Better Collective. I feel that it is very important to remain progressive and compassionate in the field of ABA. I want to understand the perspectives of the individuals we serve as well as I can in order to make the most meaningful impact in their life. 

What’s the one thing you wish parents knew about behavior analysis?

I would like parents to know that their buy-in and involvement in their child’s ABA therapy is one of the most valuable components of effective treatment. 

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