Shannon Morris



Shannon Morris is a certified RDI® Program Consultant serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental and learning differences. She grew up in Marietta, Georgia. Shannon attended the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor's degree in special education. She also has a master's degree in school counseling from the University of West Alabama. 


Shannon taught in public and private school settings for 10 years covering grades from pre K all the way through high school. Upon moving to Macon 11 years ago, Shannon started working for Babies Can't Wait as an early intervention specialist. She works with families inside their homes to address the needs of their young children.


Shannon has been working at Developing Minds for the past 7 1/2 years. Shannon first became interested in working with children who have autism when she was in college, working as a nanny for 2 brothers who both had autism. Shannon also has a special needs brother and therefore has a lifetime of experience with the family dynamics involved with a child who has special needs.

Last year Shannon became certified in the Autism Navigator program. This program was developed by the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine. She offers services to families using both RDI and/or the Autism Navigator platform.

Shannon is married with 3 children and enjoys attending all of their activities as well as events at the University of Georgia.

Recent articles by Developing Minds

Culture of respect

I’ve been thinking a lot about the neurodiversity movement lately.  And it makes a lot of sense to me ….. people with autism want to be heard, respected, and accepted.  Actually, all people want to be heard, respected, and accepted.  So in that respect, as in so many others, people diagnosed with autism are no ... Read more
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My “Bad” Day

We all have good and bad days, but some seem worse than others.  So much of our time is spent talking about our experiences, sharing what went wrong with another in hopes of finding support and comfort.  Just the other day, I was talking with another mom, and she claimed that she had the absolute ... Read more
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