AUTISM AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TEAM











 

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Paige VanMeter, QASP-S, Director of Clinical Operations
 

I am an East Texas native and am passionate about serving my home community. I have a B.S. in Psychology from Texas State University. My graduate work from the University of West Florida is in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Exceptional Student Learning. I have served both adult and child clients with Autism and other behavioral concerns in the home and in a treatment center setting. I have extensive knowledge/experience in special education and the public school system; I am proud to be a resource and advocate for children and their families. My area of expertise includes early intervention, social skills training, educational advocacy and parent training. I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to play a role in the development of every client I’m able to serve.

 

My life after hours is filled spending time with my family and my two dogs that I adore. I enjoy engaging in activities that allow me to be expressive and creative, including practicing calligraphy. I am also proficient in American Sign Language and spend time volunteering in the Deaf community and interpreting appointments for Deaf individuals.

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Mallory Ford, Director of Operations
 

I was born and raised in the Kilgore/Longview area and am so thrilled to be able to bring these services home to my community. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana and my graduate work is through the Florida Institute of Technology, studying Professional Applied Behavior Analysis. I have been so fortunate to study under some incredible trailblazers in our field. Post-undergraduate, I have worked consistently with young children on the Autism spectrum and with a variety of cognitive and developmental diagnoses. Having such a variety in the clients that I have served has been instrumental in providing me with well-rounded, diverse experience. I am passionate about being a support to my clients and their families by providing therapeutic services, including parent/caregiver training and vocational/life skills training.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time on my family’s farm, playing/watching sports and raising my Border Collie and Great Dane.

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Janeava P. Winters, ABAT

Throughout my life, I have always felt called to serve individuals with different abilities however possible. In high school, I volunteered for my district’s Special Education events and at Truman Smith Children’s Care Center. After graduating from Gilmer High School, I worked as a caregiver for multiple children with different abilities. I am also on the Wrangler Board for the Gladewater Rodeo and helped to build the Handicapable Rodeo program so that all children are able to participate. In 2017, my family adopted two children, one of which is on the Autism Spectrum. My little brother has opened my eyes to a whole new world & has encouraged me to pursue a career in Autism therapy! I believe it is my life’s purpose to make a difference in our community and to help individuals reach their fullest potential!

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Caleb Warren, ABAT

I was born in Kilgore and raised in Gladewater. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. My favorite courses were Clinical Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. I plan on returning to SFA for my Master’s and pursuing a career in counseling for adolescents. I am excited to support the children of this community and help make an impact.

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Ariana Morgan

I was born and raised in Kilgore, Texas. I have two little boys, 9 siblings, and 9 nieces/nephews. I went to Collin College in McKinney and returned back home to East Texas shortly afterwards. I have always had an interest in sociology and psychology as I grew up around my grandmothers who is also a therapist. From the second I met this team, I knew I had FINALLY found my place in this world. I have found such fulfillment, knowing that I am making a positive difference in how a person lives their day-to-day life. My only hope is that my clients look forward to seeing me just as much as I look forward to seeing them each day! I am incredibly thankful for being given an opportunity to join the KPS Autism & Behavior Analysis Team. This team has BIG plans and I can’t wait to see where we are 10 years from now.

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Kirstie Stewart

I was born in Arkansas and raised between East Texas and Eastern Central Arkansas. I have an Associate’s of Arts in Education and am currently working towards by Bachelor’s of Science in University Studies at East Texas Baptist University. 

I have always felt called to serve. One of my first and favorite jobs was working with children who had different abilities at a state daycare that specialized in developmental delays and foster children. I have also worked in the Life Skills classrooms at Hallsville Independent School District. I have had the honor of serving my community by volunteering at Mission Marshall and The Boys and Girls Club. I believe that we can make the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. 

 

I love making new memories with my family and friends. My hobbies include singing, playing guitar, being in nature, and traveling. I’m grateful to have been invited to be a part of the incredible work this team does. 

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Reed Tompkins, ABAT

I was born and raised in central California. In 2020, I moved to East Texas with my wife and our dog. I have found out that I have a love for working with people with all forms of disability. In California, I worked with students on improving their cognitive function. I have an AA in Liberal Arts/Social Science. I am so proud to have this new work family. 

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Ashley Simmons

was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in Marshall, TX. I attended Marshall high school and then went on to pursue an education toward becoming a Dental Assistant. Initially, I thought that career path would fulfill my drive to help others but quickly realized that I wanted something more! I have always had a passion for working with kids and finding a career where I can change the lives of children while having fun at work is a dream come true!

 

My life outside of work is spent being around my family and friends. I am the youngest of 3 siblings and have numerous nieces and nephews that I love to spend time with! I so look forward to the growth and fulfillment that will come with this career change!

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Julian Avery

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Courtney Morrow

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Kieran Rider

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Christopher Bannister

I have worked with children with Autism for almost 3 years now. I enjoy learning everything I can about ABA and the services that we provide to all of our clients. I enjoy being one-on-one with a client,which allows me to be able to get to know them better and everything about them.

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Patrick Edwards

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Tiana Sellers

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