Nandi Nelson, LCSW, BCBA is the CEO of Social Behavior Learning Solutions, Nandi Nelson is on a mission to empower, encourage and educate women to live the life of their dreams as well as advocating for special needs children. A thoughtful trailblazer, empathetic entrepreneur, and strong advocate she possesses a strong desire to help others, offering hope and possibilities despite their challenging circumstances.
Before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst—a rare combination in her industry—and starting a company specializing in ABA therapy, she developed an interest early on in exploring incarceration and its impact on parent-child relationships, an area close to her heart and her own life experience. While doing graduate fieldwork she reached a pivotal moment, discovering a new found passion and career direction focused on children with autism and developmental issues and helping them cope and understand the world around them. Naturally, this would evolve to include parents and guardians, providing them with professional guidance and the essential tools for handling stressful situations and practicing self-care.
Today, she taps into her extensive expertise to empower and educate others around the world. Nandi regularly presents at universities and events on a range of autism and behavior management related topics, entrepreneurship, and overall self-development. An inspiring speaker, she is often sought-after to share her uplifting messages of possibility and progress, as well as, providing professional dissemination of applied behavior analysis.
At home in the United States, Nandi is highly involved with giving back to the community, partnering with organizations that support those affected by autism and the special needs community. Her children’s book, “Jake’s Adventures: A trip to summer camp,” teaches young children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Nandi is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysis, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Minor in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Nandi is a PhD student studying Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She currently resides in New Jersey and is busy working on a forthcoming events for her passion of women empowerment amongst other exciting ventures.