Illinois Autism Partnership
Through her experience in disability services, Rose DeCanniere brings her compassion, empathy, and leadership to her work. Rose has a teaching and administrative background in both school settings and non-profit agencies. Rose is a certified special education teacher with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
She is known for her calming, positive nature, and passion for empowering professionals and people with disabilities. In her current role at Easterseals, Rose strives to coach teachers, paraprofessionals, and clinicians to provide high quality supports to students with autism. Previously, Rose managed the Adult Services and served as the Principal at Easterseals Chicago Academy. She has developed programming for students and adults with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on social skills and self-determination.