Education Specialist, Autism Society of Minnesota
Dayna Nelson is the Education Specialist with the Autism Society of Minnesota. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology with a heavy emphasis of family social sciences from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is dedicated to community-based outreach and providing evidence-based practices within the community to celebrate neurodiversity. She has several years of experience working with autistic individuals, individuals with motor and physical disabilities, and individuals with severe mental diagnoses. Additionally, Nelson has extensive experience working in education, museum and homeless shelter programming. In this role, she navigates and strives for a deeper understanding in the development of expansive trainings, implementing social skills, and collaborating with organizations for sensory-friendly and inclusive spaces.