About John Schad – Program Coordinator
I am a teacher with over 18 years’ experience in working with individuals with autism. Before coming to Perth, I worked for 12 years at the Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI) – a private, centre-based educational program for individuals with autism. During my employment there I attended Holy Family University and received a Masters of Education, with duel certifications in Primary Education and Special Education. Additionally I have completed a graduate certification program at the University of West Florida and am now a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. While at PCDI I worked in a variety of roles including teacher and trainer in the institute’s Adult Life-Skills Program. This included a five-year appointment at Mountainview, one of the Institute’s group homes, where I resided with my family and 5 adults with autism, under the Teaching Family model of intervention. Since having moved to Australia in 2011, I have worked at the School of Special Educational Needs: Disability as a Consulting Teacher with the Autism Education Service, providing support to schools and students with ASD until my recent appointment to the role of Program Coordinator of the Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD here at Samson Primary School.
John A. Schad,
M.Ed., BCBA Program Coordinator
Specialist Learning Program for Students with ASD (Primary)