Meet Dr. Nonyé Nwosu-Kanu, Developmental Psychologist and Behavioral Health Program Development Manager, Brightline

"My particular focus is on youth development and family systems. My expertise in treatment models for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the lived experiences of families of color aims to disentangle the complex web of navigating systems of care for groups susceptible to historically abusive, substandard quality of care.

I utilize evidence-based and applied methodologies to develop curriculums that may be individualized to address a diverse set of care needs, with a particular focus on flexible delivery to meet individuals where they are within their care and life journeys.

Early intervention is core to my treatment philosophy; moreover, focusing on children and families is a way to optimize the developmental trajectory and enhance the quality of life.

My passion for emphasizing collaborative care models encourages consumers and clients to be active participants in their care journey, increasing self-empowerment and self-efficacy is a critical, valuable outcome that ensures the acquisition and maintenance of learned skills.

Digital health and virtual care afford us the ability to collaborate with individuals to craft programs and protocols rooted in science and individual needs.

I also prioritize teaching and supporting providers to ensure their confidence and competence in delivering culturally sensitive care. Because of my background as an applied researcher, I strive to balance quality of care and accessibility via technological innovation to the best of my ability." - Nonyé Kanu, PhD

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