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Amber Badgett

Director of Applied Behavior Analysis

Amber Badgett, M.A., BCBA has 10 years’ experience in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA).Her diverse experience includes: ABA training from Nationally Recognized Center for Autism and Related Disorders (California), co-founding and operating, Options for Autism, which provided home based ABA services, and working as an elementary teacher. Amber graduated with a M.A. in Education and a Rank 1 in Special Education from University of Louisville. She received her certificate in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois Carbondale and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2008, she found a home in Meaningful Day Services (MDS) where she began what is now an award-winning ABA program that treats children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in three facilities across the state of Indiana. Her own personal experience in having loved ones with disabilities has made her an advocate and made her very passionate about helping people learn to express their selves and find more happiness and functionality in their everyday lives.

Education

Bachelor’s, Sociology and Spanish, University of Louisville, 2003
Master’s, Education, University of Louisville, 2006
Certified Teacher, Kentucky
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Professional Organizations

Indiana Association of Behavior Consultants
Kentucky Teachers Association

Areas of Expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis working with people diagnosed with PDD, Autism, Apraxia, Asperger’s, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome
Developing Functional Assessments of Individuals Behavior
Creating Individualized Behavior and Education Programs
Navigating School Systems and Working with Families to Ensure Appropriate Education

Personal Interests

Traveling
Outdoor Adventures: Canoeing, Hiking, Skiing, Camping, Frisbee golf, Running, Biking
Indoor Adventures: Yoga, Reading, Researching, Decorating, Cooking
Spending time with my: Husband, Family, Friends, My Dog
Singing the: Blues, Motown, Anything with Soul