RDI® Certified Consultant
Location: 1760 Bass Road, Suite 101, Macon, Georgia, 31210, United States
Areas Serviced: All
Works at a Distance
My name is Shannon Morris and I have been working with the RDI program for 4 years. I have my bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Georgia, my master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama, and am a certified RDI consultant. I taught in both public and private schools for a total of 10 years before leaving the school system to fully pursue RDI. I have a passion for working with children with special needs, and have always been drawn to working with individuals on the autism spectrum. My younger brother suffered from a traumatic brain injury which led to developmental delays, so I have a lifetime of working with kids and families who face unique challenges.
My interest in RDI was first developed at a conference I attended where an RDI consultant made a presentation. What stood out to me from that day was the focus on quality of life, the idea that future happiness was the ultimate goal. This was something I hadn’t seen emphasized in other approaches. I had seen the research about current Autism treatments that focused on performance tasks, which even with mastery, lead to unhappiness, depression, low quality of life and employment levels as adults. I know as a mother to 3 children, and a sister of a brother with special needs, that my wish for them is to lead happy, successful, and fulfilling lives, and I want to be able to offer that opportunity to every family.