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Meet Our Team
Heidi Schultz, M.S., BCBA, LBA
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS MANAGER
Heidi Schultz is the Community Programs Manager at the North Dakota Autism Center. She has been at NDAC for 10 years and throughout her time has developed a passion for helping people of all ages and abilities achieve their goals in life and she strives to work with others to create an inclusive and supportive community for all. Heidi has worked in multiple positions within the company which has provided her with a variety of experiences. This includes working directly with individuals, working closely with families, training staff, managing staff, and working directly with other professionals in the community. This has allowed her to gain a better understanding of the needs of the individuals, their families, and what the current community resources are which has provided a vision on how to continue to help those families and other families in our community. Heidi’s ultimate goal is to eliminate barriers and help our community grow to be more inclusive and supportive to people of all abilities.
Heidi’s education includes a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University and a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Russell Sage College of New York. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and is a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst in the state of North Dakota. Addition certifications include a Certified Direct Support Professional through Minot State University.
Outside of work, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband, Drew, as well as visiting family and friends whenever possible. She likes to stay active by playing volleyball, going rollerblading, and doing outdoor activities – especially playing yard games with friends! While at home she enjoys doing DIY projects, cooking, gardening, taking care of her many houseplants, and she feels that there is nothing better than a beautiful evening around the bonfire.
ENRICHMENT CENTER COORDINATOR
Abigail Brown is the Enrichment Center Coordinator at the North Dakota Autism Center. Abigail has been at NDAC for over 2 years and her role includes creating exciting, inspiring, and inclusive events for children of all ages. Abigail has developed a passion for ensuring that all children have a space to have fun and be themselves, as well as utilizing their skills to build meaningful relationships with themselves and others. She serves as a role model and mentor, demonstrating the desired behaviors, and coaches people using learned techniques and strategies.
Abigail graduated from North Dakota State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, and she enjoys implementing her knowledge of culture and language into the events she creates so that all children and families feel welcome to participate.
In her free time, Abigail enjoys traveling to new places, exploring the outdoors, acting in plays, thrifting for old treasures, and spending time with her family and friends. She can be found wandering the parks with her beloved dog, Howl, and listening to the next best mystery audiobook.