Nicolette Christians


Nicolette’s first experience with developmental differences was as the eldest sibling to a brother with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. Nicolette’s brother was the inspiration for her to pursue a career in working with people with developmental disabilities, which she has done for the past 22 years. As a former faculty member at both Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington, Nicolette’s work has encompassed direct clinical services in the home, clinic, school, community, and employment setting, as well as consultation to schools, families, employment agencies, and residential providers. Much of Nicolette’s previous experience has focused on designing and facilitating autism-specific workshops for parents and professionals. Nicolette has published in peer-reviewed journals, conducted social skills intervention research and facilitated social skills groups for adolescents and adults with ASD. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and serves as a consultant conducting functional assessments and designing positive support plans for individuals, schools and agencies across the Pacific Northwest.