About 16 years ago, Nicole Sheldon and Danielle Singleton, worked together in a classroom (K-3) with children diagnosed with Autism and other disabilities. Danielle, the teacher in the classroom and Nicole, one of the many paraprofessionals began to create materials needed in the classroom. They then decided to make the materials they used successfully in their classroom available for other teachers and parents of children with Autism. The duo have 30 years combined experience in the field, having taught children with Autism with beautiful outcomes and extraordinary progress across all areas of development.Train-N-Station has an invested interest in creating materials that meet the unique learning needs of children and is always growing.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used in a repetitive manner with the use of visuals as the main teaching style within the classroom.
Nicole and Danielle have been sharing their materials with other teachers for several years, first as an established company (LLC) where we traveled to conferences promoting our products and now through TPT. *Disclaimer: Train-N-Station was first established as an LLC but was dissolved several years ago. Some of our material may have the markings of LLC, however we are no longer operating as such.
Danielle began working as a Special Education teacher in 1992 where she taught elementary special education. In 1996 she earned her second Master's Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. In 2012, she moved on to become the Inclusion Facilitator for East Hartford CT school district where she later became Supervisor for the Special Education Department. She earned her Administrative degree in 2015. In 2016, Danielle moved on to become Supervisor of Special Education KEY Program specifically overseeing students on the Autism Spectrum, Pre K-21.
Nicole began working in the field as a paraprofessional in 2002. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor's in Social Science, Master's degree in Special Education with her Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificates. She worked as a Behavior Specialist providing services to children and adults for 6 years. She is currently working on becoming certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).