Melissa Mason

Senior Clinical Area Manger

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work at Autism Specialty Group?

The most rewarding aspect is to collaborate and work as a team with RBT’s and parents. Together, we formulate strategies so that the children progress and succeed on a daily basis. As I look back over the last year, I am amazed as to how much all of our children progressed.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find my inspiration within every treatment plan for each child. I strategize how to teach skills in different ways to maximize performance and learning. Also, whenever I reach a barrier to progress, it challenges me to think outside the box.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Most of all, I enjoy being married. Moreover, I like outdoor activities such as running, cycling, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and playing with my dog Lucy.

So, you compete in marathons. Are you good?

I am very fast running half-marathons; my fastest time was 1 hour and 52 minutes which is an average pace of 8:33 minutes per mile. Full marathons (26.2 miles) take me a little longer.

Favorite animal?

Giraffes and Dachshunds

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