Anne Powers is a senior developmental therapist who has worked with young children for more than 20 years. She has extensive specialized training in DIR®/Floortime™, working with children with autism and autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delays, and social-emotional concerns.

For many years, she has also been conducting child social-skills groups to support the healthy development of children’s abilities to self-regulate, interact positively with their peers, manage transitions, and cope with intense emotions.

Anne is certified to conduct developmental evaluations and provide developmental therapy within the State of Illinois Early Intervention Services. She coordinates the Early Intervention program at Erikson’s Center for Children and Families and is part of its Early Intervention medical diagnostic team. She also supervises master’s level practicum students at Erikson who are training to become developmental therapists.

Anne received her master’s degree with a major in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a graduate of Erikson’s Irving B. Harris Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. She earned the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Credential through the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health.


M.Ed. with a major in special education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Irving B. Harris Infant Mental Health Certificate Program, Erikson Institute