Ramallah, Palestine Travel Team

IMG_0265Lynn Keenan (Lead BCBA)

Lynn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed special education teacher in the state of Virginia. She began working with children with autism in her native Scotland in 2000 with a passion for helping children, but no real idea of what autism was. Within 6 months, she realized this was what she wanted to do as a long term profession. She moved to the USA in 2004 to complete her masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with Northeastern University and The New England Center for Children. After graduating, she moved to Virginia, where she worked as a consultant for home-based programs. In 2008, Lynn began working with a public school district in Northern Virginia. She spent 5 years leading a classroom for students with intensive behavior needs. Over the last year, Lynn worked as an autism consultant in the same school district. She completed her masters in Special Education as well as post-graduate certificates in “Autism Spectrum Disorders” and “Teaching Students who Access an Adapted Curriculum” with George Mason University. Currently Lynn is taking a year’s sabbatical from the working world and spending time traveling South East Asia. She is very excited to take part in the Ramallah project with “A Global Voice for Autism.”

1004693_10153130402155043_918811450_nAmjed Shoughry (Behavior Specialist)

Amjed Shoughry is the director of the Shoughry Centre for Applied Behavior Analysis and is committed to serving the needs of the Ramallah community. He is currently studying to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Tel Aviv University. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Political Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Amjed currently works for The Israeli Society for Autistic Children in East Jerusalem as a trainer in Applied Behavior Analysis. He previously worked for as a behavior analysis therapist at The Israeli Society for Autistic Children.