Lee Rushton

Board Secretary
Lee Rushton

Lee grew up in Hanover, PA, where she began playing tennis in 6th grade and continued to play through high school. She moved to Boston in 1998 to attend Boston University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology, and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State College. Lee has worn many hats in her work with children with autism. She began in the direct service field providing therapy and training to children with autism and their families and schools. She began this work after being trained in ABA at the New England Center for Children and worked to perfect these skills and others in behavior-based and child-centered domains at Educational Consultants of New England (now Milestones, Inc.).  Later, she worked as the Project Coordinator for the Simons Initiative on Autism and the Brain at MIT, where she organized recruitment, assessment of potential participants, and helped conduct testing of subjects, among other things. SIAB became the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT.  Most recently, Lee stepped into her role as owner/operator of Lee’s Sweet Peas, an in-home daycare.  Lee lives in Roslindale, MA, with her husband, Chris, and two sons, Dean and Niko.