Tana Richards is a certified behavior analyst. She holds a Masters’ degree in Education, with a specialization in Special Educational Needs from Brunel University in London. Her areas of interest currently include functional communication, play skills and instructional control. She believes some of the most crucial skills we can teach our students with autism include effective communication, meaningful academics, enjoyment of social interaction, and developing skills to integrate into society as independently as possible as they grow into adults. In her spare time, Tana enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and photography.