Adia Dawn, M.A., LSSP, NCSP
I've spent most of my adult life further pursuing education and working in educational environments. I've worked in public, charter, and private schools supporting educators’ and students' mental well-being through providing counseling, mentorship, and skills training.
Over the past seven years, I've worked closely with special education and gifted education teams to provide individualized educational support to neurodiverse students and their teachers. I am passionate about providing tangible tools and strategies that help individuals working with neurodiverse children feel more capable and confident in navigating educational experiences and challenges. I also work directly with parents of neurodiverse children through the facilitation of parent empowerment support groups that provide a space for meaningful connection.
My personal experiences and beliefs deeply impact my approach to work, play, and living. Life is precious. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. I strive to show up and share knowledge, experience, and heart-centered ideas in hopes of making the world a better and brighter place for educators, parents, children, and communities everywhere.
Over the past 15 years of supporting families and schools, my work has impacted the lives of over 5,000 children, families, and educators. As a Trained Mediator with Advanced IEP/ARD Meeting Facilitation Certification, I've spent over 1,000 hours facilitating child-centered collaborative problem-solving meetings in public, charter, and private schools. I have invested over 2,000 hours in personal and professional development in order to continue learning and growing. Over the years, I've discovered several key psychological principles that play an important role in the healthy functioning of school and family environments.
Education & Degrees
The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, School Psychology Specialist Program
The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development with a minor in Early Childhood Studies
Licenses & Certifications
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Special Services Provider (SSP)
Advanced IEP Meeting Facilitator
Certified Mental Health First Aider
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Trained