MS. Ratner has been working with individuals with special needs and their families for over 30 years. She posses a Bachelor degree in Sociology, a Master degree, and advanced certificates and certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Education Administration with certification as both a School Building Leader and School District leader. In her 30 plus year career, Ms. Ratner has served in residential, school and home and community settings.
Ms. Ratner has served in the roles of Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University, School Principal of a 4410 program on Long Island, a Quality Assurance / Compliance officer, Parent Trainer, Classroom Teacher, SEIT teacher, and EI provider. She has also served in Adult services in such roles as Sociotherapist, Program coordinator/ Supported Apartment Supervisor and Quality Assurance Director, responsible for the provision of Quality Assurance and oversight for more than 450 individuals in Residental settings across Long Island.
Ms. Ratner has been selected to present Nationally for over a decade at the annual NAEYC conferences. She lectures and presents workshops to parents and professionals on a wide variety of topics to help further and strengthen the skills of parents and professionals to best support individuals with special needs.