Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc., a private practice specializing in the provision of professional development workshops.  She has served as a member of an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD.  As a co-author of the SCERTS Model, she lectures internationally both in-person and through distance learning.  Currently, the focus of her work is on supporting community-based educational systems to build internal capacity for supporting social emotional engagement and social emotional learning competencies within classroom lessons.