*founded by Easterseals South Carolina.
Autism Services of South Carolina
Director of Finance
Kristin Robson, M.S. Ed., BCBA
Director of Human Resources
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 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 quality staff and parent training, believing that you can truly change a child’s behavior when you change an adult’s behavior.Type your paragraph here.
In April of 2018, Karen Larson accepted the position of Interim Director of Autism Services of South Carolina. Karen joined Easterseals South Carolina in 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in the Early Intervention field. During her time with Easterseals South Carolina, she held multiple positions, including Director of Early Intervention.
Karen was actively involved in assisting the founding agency, Easterseals South Carolina, to develop the Autism Services of South Carolina agency. Early Intervention and Autism Services go hand-in-hand with each other on improving long-term client and family outcomes.
Karen completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and her graduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has always been a firm believer in the concept of early intervention, which is, the earlier supports are in place the better the outcomes are for both caregivers and their children. Karen’s graduate research and thesis were conducted on parental needs in the NICU. This research study was a turning point in her experience in the field of Early Intervention. Since that experience, her focus is now even more specific on striving to support and empower families by using the approach of family driven services. This concept will continue to be her driving force within the Autism Services of South Carolina.
Karen is married and a mother of two teenagers. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, sporting events, and boating.
Mary Margaret Crews
Director of Marketing and Social Media