Darlene Hanson

Director of Communication Services

Darlene Hanson is the Director of Communication Services. Darlene has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for over 20 years, working with individuals with severe communication impairments. She currently provides training on autism, full inclusion, creating a communicative environment and Facilitated Communication. Darlene is a recognized Facilitated Communication Trainer and has published top-notch research in this area. Her expertise is in working with individuals who are “non-verbal” and use alternate modes of communication, as well as in the area of speech development for persons with severe motor apraxia as it relates to autism.

“Everyone communicates you just have to listen.” – Darlene Hanson