Autism Companion Services founder, Jane Hornett, has a 23 year old daughter with autism and has been very involved with the autism community for 16 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 Hamilton County and Indianapolis 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. Jane and her husband Steve live in Westfield.
Annah is a board certified behavior analyst with over 7 years experience working in the school, home, and clinic setting. She has a drive to create fun and natural learning opportunities for individuals to functionally communicate for themselves throughout all settings.
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.
Olivia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in public school, summer camp, and clinical settings. Olivia is passionate about developing functional skills that affect everyday life, like communication, self-care, and school readiness skills. Olivia is fluent in Spanish and enjoys learning about other cultures. She has experience with all ages of those affected with autism.
Natalie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that has been implementing ABA for clients with ASD in the home, school, clinic, and community settings since 2015. Natalie loves working on adaptive, communication, and daily living skills in order for clients to achieve their own independence. Natalie's career in ABA took her to Arizona for clinical supervision, but she has a passion for the Indianapolis community. Client advocacy, least restrictive environments, social skills, and continuous collaboration with RBTs, parents, and educators are components of treatment that Natalie uses to help her clients succeed.
Donna is a Registered Behavior Technician with experience working with children with autism, from ages 2 and up. She has over 3 years experience in the clinical setting. Donna comes from a family that is very active in the autism community. Donna has a passion for helping other registered behavior technicians learn and develop new skills to use within ACS for their team of therapists providing in center, in home and in school settings.
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.
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. .
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.