Shelli Smith-Marquette

Social Skills Coordinator
Brief info

I am also proud to be an integral part of the Zefer Foundation and plan on continuing to be an advocate for improving the lives of special needs individuals in our community. My personal experience and behavioral skills enable me to assist and support families struggling to understand and deal with the challenges life has presented to them.

I am a native of Virginia, but since 2009 I have made New Jersey (specifically, South Jersey) my home.  I am married and have two teenage boys. I currently work at Burlington County Special Services as an Autism Program Facilitator. I take great pride in providing exceptional behavioral service to special needs individuals and families. I believe my greatest strength is my personal connection with Autism.  Both of my boys were diagnosed with Autism in 2004.  Their diagnosis led me to become very active in their development.  I began volunteering as a teacher’s aide while stationed in Germany with my family.  This first step eventually led me to completing my B.S. in Psychology and becoming an Autism Program Facilitator.  Currently, I am working her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Dakota. I am also proud to be an integral part of the Zefer Foundation and plan on continuing to be an advocate for improving the lives of special needs individuals in our community.  My personal experience and behavioral skills enable me to assist and support families struggling to understand and deal with the challenges life has presented to them.