Leslie O’Brien

Learning and Development Consultant

Leslie O’Brien is our Learning and Development Consultant at Focus Collegiate. She provides essential supervision for our team and supports the growth and development of our People Operations.

Leslie has more than fifteen years of clinical experience developing specialized programs supporting teens, adults, and groups. In her most recent position as part of Aspire at Massachusetts General Hospital, she developed, directed, and conducted neurodiversity trainings, consultation programs, and an internship program that provide over 50 area employers with carefully matched intern candidates diagnosed with high cognitive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and related profiles.

Before that, she was the school social worker at an independent private school in Brookline, MA, and supported children, teens, and adults in residential, educational, and outpatient settings in the Boston area and in Binghamton, NY.

Leslie has conducted numerous neurodiversity workshops for colleges and employers and has given many presentations at local and regional conferences. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Master of Social Work from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

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