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Marissa's passion for bringing Applied Behavior
Analysis to kids on the autism spectrum and beyond prompted her to start her own
Bennett Consulting , to help all students have access to learning. She now
employs 15 therapists and will soon open a clinic in Northbrook. Prior to this
work, she volunteered for the Global Autism Project, trained locals in Jakarta,
Indonesia to provide ABA services, and spoke at international conventions.
During the pandemic, she created innovative study systems for at home
learning, partnered with Jewish day schools to share classroom management
techniques, helped develop individualized education plans to keep students
learning, and provided both virtual and safe in-person therapy.
Jewish community, Marissa is about to complete her third year of her board term
at Am Yisrael in Northfield, where she has executed several fundraisers and will
be serving as the secretary on the executive board next year.
She, Her, Hers
Mother of an amazing toddler, Wife, Board Certified Behavior
Analyst (BCBA) and Owner of Marissa Bennett Consulting
ON THE SIDE:
Chandler Bing (Wheaten Terrier) and Victor Ola’ Tortoise (Russian
If I had
my dream actress play me in a movie it would be Sandra Bullock because she knows
how to not take herself too seriously, kick butt, and have fun.
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My grandparents Milt and Florence Schwartz (z”l)
inspired me in a million ways. They inspired me by telling stories of our
family’s history. They inspired me to be a business owner with passion, empathy,
and drive, just as they ran their business Schwartz’s Intimate Apparel. They
inspired me with the joy of Jewish tradition and how Judaism not only brings fun
and celebration but also strength to conquer anything.