Dawn Marie Greene
Autism and Behavioral Consultant
Dawn Marie has over 30 years of direct experience supporting children and adults with Developmental Disabilities and Dual Diagnosis. She started out volunteering with the Robin Hood
Association at a young age and decided to pursue a career doing what she loved.
About Dawn Marie Greene
She graduated from the Rehabilitation Practitioner Program at Grant MacEwan College in 1996 and chose to continue working in her desired field for direct experience and training. She continued her studies
with Proactive Strategies for Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behavior in 2002 at Grant
MacEwan College and then with the Positive Approaches Institute in 2009. Dawn Marie loves
sharing her knowledge and experiences and is currently a Positive Behavior Supports instructor
and a Mandt System® instructor. Dawn Marie has attended numerous training events on Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Harm Reduction, Trauma
Informed Care, and Indigenous teachings, such as Tools for Reconciliation and Healing through
She has been with Skills Society; a large not-for-profit agency in Edmonton that provides support
services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, for over 20 years. Within her
roles, she completed Functional Assessments, Risk Assessments, Planned Positive Procedures,
Restrictive Procedures and Assistive Technology and/or Environmental Intervention Procedures
with feedback and support from the teams, the individuals, and their support networks (family
members, friends, supervisors, staffing supports, case workers etc.) She would often act as a
liaison with funders, Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Child and Family Services,
external partnerships such as the Community Outreach and Assessment Support Team
(C.O.A.S.T), medical professionals and other disability service agencies. She instructed hundreds
of employees to learn safe and effective techniques for conflict resolution and de-escalation to
help manage unsafe situations in the home and community.
She started her own private Behavioral Consultant-Independent Broker services in August 2017.
In this role she consults with families who provide daily supports to their children and/or family
members with complex behavioral and mental health needs. Dawn Marie provides objective, clear
communication in the form of individualized assessments, strategies, and procedures, with
regards to any observations and recommendations that result from spending time with the
individual and their support network. Dawn Marie provides training to families and their supports,
that are based on building healthy relationships, healthy communication, and safe, respectful
conflict management. It is her goal to assist individuals with complex behavioral needs to live their
best lives and always be treated with dignity and respect.