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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.
Shana Beckham is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She graduated from Winthrop University in 2011 with a degree in special education and elementary education. Shana has worked in a local school district as a special education teacher for seven years with individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities.
While working as a special education teacher, she earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and became a BCBA in 2015. Shana loves working with children and using the principles of ABA to not only improve their quality of life, but also the lives of their families
Stacy Anders has more than seven years of experience designing, implementing, and training therapists and families on the implementation of protocols used to increase language, social, and adaptive living skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities ranging from ages 24 months to 93 years. Stacy graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2010. She completed the Assistant Level Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Program through Penn State University in 2011 and in 2012 became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. In 2014 she received her Masters of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and became a fully Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis working as a line therapist providing ABA therapy to children in the home, school and community settings. Since then she has worked as a lead therapist, senior therapist, and clinic supervisor for children and adolescents participating in home and clinic based ABA programs. Most recently she worked as the Director of Behavior Support Services at Babcock Center. She managed and oversaw the behavior department, provided supervision for the staff, and provided oversight and monitorship for approximately 200 adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities residing in Supervised Living Programs (SLPs), Community Training Homes (CTH I and CTH II), Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs), and Intermediate Care Facilities/Intellectual Disability Residences (ICF/IDs). Additional responsibilities she held included coordinating the Human Rights Committee and Psychotropic Drug Review meetings, serving on the quality assurance committee, people choice committee, and risk management committee, and conducting training on Positive Behavior Supports for new hire and new manager orientations and on a as needed basis for all staff employed by Babcock Center.
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.
Ashley Anderson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Ashley attended the University of South Carolina, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Liberal Studies specializing in psychology, sociology, and social work. Ashley graduated from Capella University with a Master’s in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Ashley has worked with special needs children for 5 years, ages 2-17. She has provided services in-home, in clinics, in schools, and in the community. Ashley is excited to be a part of the Autism Services of South Carolina team.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
My name is Michael Thames and I have been working with children for two years. I received my undergrad from the University of South Carolina in education and have really enjoyed helping children with autism. I feel these courses have really allowed me to be an excellent therapist with a deep understanding of ABA. I not only enjoy my job but I can take the satisfaction in knowing I am truly making a difference in the lives of the children and families I serve.
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