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The Autism Center of North Mississippi has a highly qualified team of trained professionals who work directly with the children, the parents, the school districts, the community and manage day-to-day operations.


Brittany Cuevas

Director of Business Development and Administration



Brittany Cuevas, M.P.A., comes to ACNM with a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting. She has five years’ experience in public and corporate accounting. Her main role at ACNM is to increase awareness and financial support for the Autism Center of North Mississippi. She is responsible for business administration, public relations, grant applications, monthly Board meetings, and all fundraising events. She uses her corporate business experience to create a professional work environment at ACNM and to network with local business developers and other non-profits. Contact Brittany via e-mail at brittany@autismcenternms.com


Sharon Boudreaux

Director of Education Outreach



Sharon D. Boudreaux, M.A.T., BCBA, LBA, helped to found the Autism Center of North Mississippi, has previously served as the Executive Director from 2009-2013, and is currently a consultant for ACNM. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching in the field of special education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on educating children with Autism and other forms of developmental delay. Sharon has been trained in Discrete Trial Training, the TEACCH model, Natural Environment Teaching, and Verbal Behavior. Sharon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Additionally, Sharon has completed an intensive 2-week training at Carbone Clinic to gain further expertise in teaching and promoting verbal behavior. Sharon has experience working in and consulting with school systems, providing home-based therapy, and providing A.B.A. instruction in the clinical setting. Sharon has worked at the pre-school, elementary, and middle school levels providing academic instruction, community-based instruction and life skills training. Sharon created an early intervention program based upon the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis and TEACCH. Sharon has presented research findings and topics at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Conference at the state and national level. Within the school system, her class was recognized as a model for structured teaching, behavior modification, and use of technology in the classroom. Sharon continues assisting families by providing training, establishing a community support group, developing summer social skills programs, and within the clinic, one-on-one instructional and behavioral interventions. She is committed to providing effective instruction and behavioral supports that will increase the individual’s quality of life. Sharon conducts professional development trainings Contact Sharon via e-mail sharon@autismcenternms.com


Emilee Kennedy

Billing Specialist



Emilee Kennedy, B.S., RBT, has been an employee of ACNM for several years, first as a Behavioral Specialist and now as Billing Specialist. She works with families and insurance companies by billing insurances, applying scholarship payments, and helping with scheduling. Contact Emilee via e-mail at emilee@autismcenternms.com.



Behavior Analysts

Jessyi Bryant Reed, M.A., BCBA, LBA, has a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. Jessyi’s training and work experiences include working as a student researcher at the North MS Regional Center (NMRC), as an assistant teacher for students with Down Syndrome, and as a peer tutor for students with developmental disabilities. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Jessyi has received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching. She provides training for Registered Behavior Technicians, parent training, one-on-one instruction, behavioral interventions and support, program development, and school consultation. Contact Jessyi via e-mail at jessyi@autismcenternms.com


Haley Wood, M.A., BCBA, LBA, has a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi. Haley has experience in the clinical setting providing ABA services to children with Autism and other developmental delays. Haley has received training in Verbal Behavior at the Carbone Clinic in New York. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Haley has received training in Discrete Trial and Natural Environment Teaching. She provides training for Registered Behavior Technicians, parent training, one-on-one instruction, behavioral interventions and support, program development, and school consultation. Contact Haley via e-mail at haley@autismcenternms.com



Behavior Specialists

Katy Riley, B.S., Senior RBT, graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is currently attending Ball State University to obtain her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis is Autism.  At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Katy received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching. She became a Registered Behavioral Technician in 2015. Katy provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Katy via email at katy@autismcenternms.com


Olivia Tyler, M.S., Senior RBT, graduated from Capella University in December 2016 with a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Olivia received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching.  She became a Registered Behavioral Technician in 2015. Olivia provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Olivia via email at olivia@autismcenternms.com.

 


Callie Cain, B.A., RBT, graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee in 2013, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. After getting married in October of 2015, she moved to Tupelo, Mississippi. Callie became a Registered Behavioral Technician in 2016. She also received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching. Callie provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Callie via email at callie@autismcenternms.com.


Cole Jackson, B.S., RBT, graduated from Blue Mountain College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He is currently attending Capella University to obtain his Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.  At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Cole received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching. He became a Registered Behavioral Technician in 2016. Cole provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Cole via email at cole@autismcenternms.com.


Jeff Scruggs, is in training to become a Registered Behavior Technician. Bio coming soon! Contact Jeff via email at jeff@autismcenternms.com.


Lindsey Davis, B.S., is in training to become a Registered Behavior Technician. Bio coming soon! Contact Lindsey via email at lindsey@autismcenternms.com.



Partners

Dr. Scott Bethay, Ph.D, BCBA, an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Psychology who specializes in childhood developmental disorders and Autism. Contact him at scott@autismcenternms.com