Meet the Team

Rebecca R. Timmins, M.S. – Founder & Director

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Rebecca R. Timmins, M.S. is founder and director of Celebrate Neurodiversity! Autism Respite and Resource Center. She holds a Master of Science in cognitive and affective psychology from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, which was a research focused program. As a graduate student, she served as lab supervisor to Dr. Hong’s clinical research team which worked largely on studies of mindfulness. Rebecca’s graduate thesis used EEG to examine the relationship between autistic traits in a neurotypical population and mirror neuron integrity. She had a particular interest in studying the neuroscience of autism. She also has one year experience as an ABA line technician. She holds the following certifications:

CPR & AED (Infant and Adult)

Shaken Baby Training

Mandated Reporter Training

Teaching Early Education to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Wisconsin Lifespan Respite Training

“As an undergrad, I was fortunate enough to take a capstone course called “The Neuropsychology of Autism”, and it inspired me to become a behavioral line technician with kids on the spectrum. I enjoyed my time working at a center-based ABA treatment program and fell in love with working with kids on the spectrum. Having my cognitive and neuroscience background along with behavioral experience, I am excited to be able to incorporate cognitive natural stress reduction activities such as mindfulness training, yoga, biofeedback, music and the arts as a complimentary approach to child care for kids on the spectrum. This approach is aimed to put tools in the children’s hands for a lifetime that can be used to help shield against the psychological and physiological harm of stress and anxiety.”

“My goal in creating this center is to provide a revolutionary, holistic approach to child care for kids with autism and to encourage each individual’s strengths while minimizing weaknesses.” -RT

 

Cosette Witchell – Caretaker 

Cosette (Coco) is the other caretaker at Celebrate Neurodiversity! Respite and Resource Center. She has three years experience as an ABA line technician working with children on the autism spectrum. Her certifications as recognized by the  state of Wisconsin include: 

CPR & AED (Infant and Adult)

Shaken Baby Training

Mandated Reporter Training