Janene is a Child Development Specialist/Developmental Therapist with MPT. She graduated in 1992 from College of St. Francis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Recreation. She received her Elementary Education Certification from McKendree University in 1997. She has worked in the Illinois Early Intervention Program since 1999, and has held various titles, such as Developmental Therapist, Service Coordinator, Respite Coordinator, Lekotek Toy Lending Coordinator and Assistive Technology Coordinator while employed with United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln, in Springfield, IL. Janene is a parent of three children, with her oldest son having special needs. She has been in EI for almost 14 years and enjoys working with children and their families. Her areas of special interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia, Cerebral Palsy and Sensory Integration Dysfunction.