OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr Teri Rouse is a Certified Autism Specialist and received her Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certification from Penn State. She is an exceptionally experienced educator with over 20 years of direct classroom experience and is currently a professor at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia PA where she specializes in teaching Special Education to the next generation of Teachers.


Dr Rouse is also the Managing Director of KIDS Interventions & Direct Services, UBO which provides direct services to children, their parents and background and support for their classroom teachers.


She is a passionate proponent of  People First Language, PBIS (Positive Behavior  Intervention Support) and the use of horticulture activities to improve behavior and  increase the academic performance of children.


Dr. Rouse works with students in various community activities including The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), “Light It Up Blue” for Autism, Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Philadelphia, and Lily’s Loop of The Lily’s Hope Foundation .  She is an advocate for people with disabilities through her association with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) .


She has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Miami Herald, Bay Area CA, Boston.com and more.