Central Office Staff



Shannon Dyson holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Doctorate degree in School Psychology from the University of Iowa. She joined TAP in 2019 bringing with her extensive clinical experience and knowledge about children and adolescents diagnosed with severe behavior disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.

Shannon completed her predoctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia where she provided services in skill acquisition, intensive feeding, intensive toilet training, and problem behavior reduction. Most recently, she managed day treatment services for the Complex Behavior Program at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to overseeing clinical services, she has collaborated with professionals and other community members in order to coordinate funding and community supports for clients.

Shannon’s extensive expertise will not only ensure that TAP and its partnering agencies are fulfilling the overarching goals for the state of Illinois, but that they are being met with scientifically proven, evidence-based interventions and supports.

About us

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 5 universities and 9 organizations that together operate 19 centers across the state. As a network, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.


The Autism Program of Illinois

Hope Pavilion
5220 S. 6th Street,
Suite 2300B

Springfield IL 62703