About Me

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Shannon Marie Haworth, MA

Shannon Haworth is a Public Health Analyst in the Office of Health Equity (OHE), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office of Health Equity works to reduce health disparities so that communities and individuals can achieve their highest level of health. She most recently worked as the the Senior Program Manager, Disability and Public Health at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Prior to AUCD she worked for the Partnership for People with Disabilities as the Project Manager for ASD Early STEP, the Virginia state autism implementation grant awarded by MCHB. She is a former Virginia LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) trainee, former Interdisciplinary Clinic Coordinator, and faculty member for the LEND program and at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shannon has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and a graduate certificate in Autism from Ball State University. She has also earned a Post Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Disability Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion at Walden University.

Shannon’s most important role is that of a dedicated parent of a young child with autism and other co-morbid mental health disorders. She is an advocate for children with disabilities and their families, and has a passion for helping children with autism and other disabilities to achieve their highest potential.

Shannon is a published author on autism, children’s mental health, and parents’ experiences with receiving an autism diagnosis for their children, as well as autism, mental health and dual diagnosis for minority children.