Autism Companion Services founder, Jane Hornett, has a 21 year old daughter with autism and has been very involved with the autism community for 15 years. Jane has started up a local non profit organization focused on families affected by autism from 2006-2009. She has done a start up autism magazine for the local community and has been involved significantly as an employee and consultant perspective for several local ABA centers. Jane has started up four major social media pages for new and existing families affected by autism. in Indianapolis and surrounding area. She brings significant connections and strength in family connections, local pediatricians and overall guidance for many families affected by autism. She is also a trained advocate for families who have children with autism struggling in both private and public schools advocating for better written IEP's (Individual Education Plan) while attending case conferences.
Jessie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience working with individuals with autism, from ages 2-25. She has worked with the autism population for 10 years, but has worked primarily with teens and adolescents for the last 6 years in clinical, school, community, and home settings. Jessie has her Masters degree in Education. Jessie is extremely passionate about working with clients that engage in problem behavior and implementing treatment to reduce the problem behavior and improve not only their quality of life, but the lives of their families. .
Jasmine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, who has experience with all age groups - from young children up to young adults. She has worked within a school, clinical, and home-based settings for over 6 years. She has grown from a program manager, clinical assistant and now a certified Behavior Analyst. Jasmine has a passion for social skill development and looks forward to continuing her skill training in sign language and science based augmentative communication for individuals with autism. .
Shelby is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience with young children all the way up to young adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. She has worked in the clinic setting for almost 5 years now. With a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and her Master’s in ABA, Shelby is most passionate about providing individuals with the communication tools they need to be set up for success in life whether that be vocal, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or sign language.
Terri is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has clinical setting experience working with kiddos on the autism spectrum from the ages of 2-15, but a majority of Terri’s experience lies with children who are 2-7 years old. She had worked in the field of ABA for 3.5 years as an RBT before getting her master’s degree from Ball State and then passing her BCBA exam. Terri is really passionate about trying to help our kids learn how to live in the least restrictive, most engaging environment available to them. She finds it super rewarding when she is able to help her kids transition from a clinical setting to a more naturally rewarding school setting.
Kristina is a Registered Behavior Technician with over a decade of combined experience in early childhood development, mental health, and applied behavior analysis. She graduated from Ball State University with an undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology. Through real-life experience, professional development, and dedication to understanding her clients’ experiences of the world, Kristina prioritizes unraveling the most complex presentations of the Autism diagnosis with simplicity and compassion.
Mariah is a Registered Behavior Technician and a Safety Care Trainer. She has experience working with all ages and high behaviors. Mariah has been in the field for over 5 years with a background in school, home, and clinical settings. She has a passion for working through problem behaviors, programming ,and team building. Mariah has completed her BCaBA sequence with the University of West Florida and looks forward to pursuing her career in ABA.
Teri is a clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families across the lifespan, consultation to agencies and communities, training, education, and supervision. Teri is a consultant, providing Autism diagnostic testing for Autism Companion Services. She also has a brother with Autism. Teri is the founder of Acheive Quality of Life, which offers programs, services, and resources to improve the health and well-being of individuals with Autism and their family members. .
Lisa Minor is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with individuals with autism in school, home, center, and residential settings. She completed postdoctoral training in autism diagnosis and treatment at Riley Hospital for Children/IU School of Medicine. Most recently, she gained extensive experience in Verbal Behavior therapy. Lisa is passionate about providing evidence-based services to children with autism and their families. Lisa is a consultant, providing Autism diagnostic testing for Autism Companion Services. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.
Emily is a certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in providing speech therapy services for children with autism as well as individuals with complex communication needs that require the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Emily is passionate about creating fun, functional opportunities to support speech and language development as well as empowering parents and professionals through education and involvement to help children become effective and efficient communicators.