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Autism Services of South Carolina
Stacy is a BCaBA and is studying through Ball State University to complete her Masters in Special Education with an Emphasis in ABA. Upon graduation, she will sit for the BCBA exam. Stacy moved to South Carolina for undergraduate school to study psychology. While in school she interned at Richland/ Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board. Stacy has served in a variety of ABA roles for over 8 years. Her passion is providing hope and training to the family as a whole. Caring for a child with special needs is a wild ride for all involved and she feels strongly that no one should have to do it alone.
Ashley Belt is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has worked in local school districts as a BCBA and special education teacher for the past five years. She has experience overseeing ABA programs as a BCBA as well as teaching individuals with developmental disabilities ranging from ages six to seventeen. Ashley graduated from the College of Charleston in 2011 with a B.S. in Special Education with an emphasis in Intellectual Disabilities and Emotional Disorders. While studying at the College of Charleston, Ashley discovered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and began her work as a line therapist working with children with Autism.
After entering the field of special education and realizing the importance of ABA, Ashley earned her M.Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Once Ashley became a BCBA in 2015, she began overseeing ABA programs in a Charleston area school district. Ashley is passionate about sharing and implementing the principles of ABA to better our world and is excited to be a part of the Autism Services of South Carolina team.
Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Master Social Worker. Her interest in mental health led her to earn a Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University of South Carolina. She returned to USC to earn a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health before completing certification in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. Stephanie has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2011
Kate Roney is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and has been in the field for almost 10 years. She grew up in Southern New Jersey where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. Shortly after, she began work at a private inclusion school where she would shadow and provide ABA services for those special needs students.
She moved to South Carolina in late 2013 and has since worked in the school district as well as in-home therapy programs. Kate earned her master’s in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in December 2015 and became a BCBA in 2016. Kate has an extensive background working with young children on the autism spectrum in a wide variety of settings including natural environment, classroom, and discrete trial teachings. She enjoys her work, making a difference in individual’s lives, and is excited to further her career as a BCBA.
January Tramuta is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and has been since 2012. She graduated from the University of South Carolina- Beaufort with her Bachelors of Science in Human Services. She completed her coursework at Florida Institute of Technology.
Her passion for helping children and families developed because her parents adopted twin sisters with special needs when she was 8. She started as a line therapist in 2009 and soon decided to pursue certification. She is committed to quality care as she helps children succeed now, while preparing them for the future.
Kali Ashe is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, BCaBA. She graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and minor is Sociology. The summer before graduation Kali worked for a company providing in-home ABA therapy. After graduating she moved back to Atlanta and began working in a small school providing ABA services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. In 2013, Kali relocated to Columbia, South Carolina and began providing in-home ABA services.
Kali completed BCaBA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University. She plans to complete coursework in December 2017 and begin preparing for the BCBA exam in early 2018. Kali strongly believes in the principles of ABA and enjoys working with children and their families to help them master new skills and achieve the best quality of life possible.
BCBA's and BCaBA's
Nick Siemers is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Nick attended Clemson University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Nick completed his coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Nick worked with special education classrooms in Charleston area school districts for the last four years. Prior to that, Nick spent five years being a summer camp and after school camp counselor. Nick is excited to be part of the Autism Services of South Carolina team.
Courtney Thames is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism and related disabilities. Courtney has provided Applied Behavior Analysis in homes, clinic, and school settings. Courtney received her Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University in 2009 and her Master’s in Education in 2011. Her background in teaching has fueled her passion for helping all children learn in a way that works best for them and meets them where they are. After earning her BCBA as well as her certification as a Certified Autism Specialist in 2014, Courtney has focused on changing lives of families through quality programming, parent training, and support, as well as through community outreach.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)