Lizz Ramirez, B.A.
RDI® Certified Consultant
Location: 100 Cumming Ctr. Suite 350 G, Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915, United States
Areas Serviced: Boston Area/New England
Works at a Distance
About Lizz Ramirez
Lizz Ramirez B.A. RDI Consultant, holds a B.A., majoring in Psychology and Sociology, from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She has been supporting families and individuals for almost 10 years. When first entering this field, Lizz was part of a supplemental program to Early Intervention (EI) that supported family and children ages 0-3 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. During her time there, she held the role of Autism Service Provider and later transitioned into Team Supervisor for the Central Middlesex region of the program. Lizz was able gain experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams while supporting families and children within the home, daycare/preschool and/or community setting. In addition, she gained experience assessing, developing goals and objectives and providing supervision and guidance to her team. Lizz also supported families through the IEP process as their child aged out of the program and transitioned to public school which has been an invaluable skills set she has obtained.
Lizz later transitioned to a private program in Lexington for children with social and emotional learning differences where she co taught Kindergarten, First Grade and led social pragmatics groups. This is where she first gained experience with Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) philosophies and techniques, Zones of Regulation, and Social Thinking curriculum. Lizz continued to see firsthand how invaluable parents/caregivers are to supporting children with social and emotional challenges and RDI was the tool set she was missing! When deciding she wanted to begin the process of becoming an certified RDI consultant, Lizz was determined to collaborate and learn from the only other active consultant in MA, Linda Murphy! Lizz joined Linda’s team at Peer Projects in August 2016 as she began her training in addition to co leading social pragmatic groups. During her time at Peer Projects, Lizz has continued to grow her experience with families and the individuals that she works with, ranging from toddlers to young adults. Currently, Lizz is the Group Training and Development Coordinator for the social pragmatics groups at Peer Projects, provides RDI consultations for families and more recently has collaborated with Linda Murphy on her Declarative Language workshops with families all around the world! In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for MA Special Olympic Programs (swimming, boating) for teens and adults where she has applied much of what she’s learned from RDI to strengthen her relationship and communication while guiding athletes. Lizz looks forward to using her passion for RDI to spread the word on how powerful the methodology and tool set can be!