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.
Nicole Topper is a Lead Therapist for Autism Services of South Carolina. She has been working as an ABA therapist since graduating from College of Charleston with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology in 2009. She has completed her BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst) coursework online with the Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently working toward completing her BCaBA certification. In her freshman year of college, she volunteered as a tutor for children at a local elementary school and then went on to work as a WINGs Leader for the local after-school program, WINGs for Kids. After graduating from College of Charleston, she began working as a caregiver in residential homes for individuals with Autism and eventually decided to focus her efforts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Since she has worked as an ABA therapist for local private companies and in the local school district. Nicole is continually inspired by the families and children she works with and looks forward to growing with Autism Services of South Carolina.
Lauren Stone joined Autism Services of South Carolina as a Registered Behavior Technician in August 2016. She graduated from Francis Marion University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority where she was Standards and Philanthropy chair. Lauren has worked with children and adults with various disabilities. She is passionate about this field of work. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, CrossFit, and spending time with her family.
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Sheila grew up in Summerville SC; she graduated from Summerville High School. Then she went to Beta Tech College where she obtained her degree as a medical assistant. She worked as an MA for several years. She later attended Trident Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science (Criminal Justice). Sheila started working for the school district in the special needs department in 2013. In 2016 Sheila started working for Autism Services of South Carolina. Sheila has experience working with children on the autism spectrum disorder. Sheila is an RBT (Register Behavioral Technician). Sheila enjoys swimming, going to the beach and spend quality time with her family.
Ellen has been working with children with Autism for the past 10 years, working in the capacity of an ABA therapist, hospital inpatient counselor, and an Autism Consultant in the Charleston area school system. Ellen received her bachelor of science in Psychology from Charleston Southern University and is currently completing BCaBA courses through Clemson University. She is excited to join the Autism Services of SC team.
Kristin Robson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has over 17 years of experience developing and implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs for children with Autism in the home and school settings. Kristin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 with a B.S. in Psychology. Kristin began her career as a therapist at a former replication site for the UCLA model of ABA (O. Ivar Lovaas) and fell in love with working with children with Autism. Kristin joined the PA Autism Initiative in 2004 and began implementing ABA practices that utilize B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior in public and private school programs throughout western PA. During this time, Kristin attended Chatham University in Pittsburgh for her graduate work and completed her Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence through the Florida Institute of Technology.
Kristin earned her M.S. Ed and became a BCBA in 2008. She continued to work for the Autism Initiative in PA before moving to Charleston, SC in the spring of 2010. Kristin has continued to design and implement ABA programs in the Charleston area, working in home-based programs and for a Charleston-area school district before joining Autism Services of South Carolina. Kristin is excited about the opportunity to build a new, quality program for children and families living with Autism. Kristin is passionate about the quality of staff and parent training, believing that you can truly change a child’s behavior when you change an adult’s behavior.
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.
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Brittany graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2016 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Brittany has always wanted to work with children so while in college she began working for Carolina Coast Behavioral Services. While she was there she became a Registered Behavior Technician and provided applied behavioral analysis therapy to children diagnosed with autism. It did not take her long to fall in love with the job and with helping children who have special needs. Brittany worked at Carolina Coast Behavioral Services for two and half years before joining our team. Brittany recently bought a house in Moncks Corner which is where she grew up and she will soon be getting married! In her free time, she enjoys doing things outdoors and also spending time with her family, fiance and two dogs.