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Children's Health Council

Gina G. Baldi, MEd

Parent Trainer, Early Support Program for Autism (ESPA)

Gina has over sixteen years of experience working with children and their families. Prior to joining Children’s Health Council, she was the Director of Early Intervention at Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) and Area Director for Easter Seals Bay Area – Autism Program. Gina spent much of her time training and empowering parents to support their child’s skill development on all levels. She also trained and supported teams of developmental therapists, behavioral interventionists and teachers to develop successful programs for children on the Autism Spectrum. Gina has worked extensively coordinating services with several agencies and organizations in the Bay Area. She was thrilled to join the team at CHC to continue to offer parent training through ESPA. Gina grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and is still debating which baseball team to root for – Giants or Cardinals. When not working, Gina enjoys family, hiking and exploring San Francisco.

Education

  • MEd, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • BS, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Licenses

  • National Board Certified Counselor #50379
    • Early Start Denver Model
    • DIR Floortime
    • SonRise

Professional Affiliations

  • National Board Certified Counselor

Awards

  • The Special Education Recognition Award 

Recent Presentations

  • Tools and Techniques working with children on the Autism Spectrum – Pacific Autism Center for Education (training for clinical staff)
  • Supporting Success for a Child on the Autism Spectrum – Child Care Staff at Highlands Recreation District
  • Autism 101 – Preschool Teachers at City of Milpitas Parks & Recreation Services
  • Sensory Social Play and Teaching Opportunities – Staff Training at Foster City Parks and Recreation
  • Tools and Techniques working with children on the Autism Spectrum – Easter Seals Bay Area (training for clinical staff)
  • Supporting Success for a Child on the Autism Spectrum – Children’s Health Council Parent Education
  • Connecting and Supporting your child on the autism spectrum – Parent Training at McKinley School
  • Peer Facilitation and Support – Staff Training at McKinley School