Amir Shabaneh, M.Ed., BCBA, Agency Affiliated Counselor
Program Manager and Community-Based Instruction Assistant
Amir started with NBA as a home tutor in 2013 and moved into a managerial role in July 2015. In addition to his responsibilities as a Program Manager, Amir serves as one of NBA’s Community Based Instruction Assistants.
He became interested in working with people with developmental disabilities through his mother, who has been practicing Applied Behavior Analysis since 1999. He began to interact and learn from his mother’s students at a young age. Amir formally began working with students after graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He went on to receive his Master’s in Special Education from the University of Washington, in 2015, and also completed his practicum at NBA, prior to moving into his current role.
Before working at NBA, Amir worked as an overnight staff member at a young adult shelter. He was responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment for up to 60 young adults. Through interactions with this vulnerable demographic, Amir learned that he was particularly interested in working with young adults.
Amir’s primary interest is in how to best serve young men with developmental disabilities. As adolescents and young adults face a range of developmental changes, Amir is eager to provide instruction and support aimed at helping students achieve their personal goals, and educational success.
Amir is an Agency Affiliated Counselor in Washington State and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DSHS licensure. Amir is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Microsoft Certified Provider.