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Faith Merriweather, Early Interventionist

Faith is a Graniteville, South Carolina native. She has three children, two boys and one girl and a loving fiancé. Faith enjoys spending time with her family, going to church and traveling. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bac

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Kristi Moore, Early Interventionist

Kristi is a native of Graniteville, South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. "I have always loved working with children whether it was as a babysitter, camp counselor or a gymnas

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Emily Termotto, Early Interventionist

"Being able to help children with special needs reach their full potential, multiple milestones, and experience their excitement when they make progress not only brings so much joy and happiness to the child and their family but to me, as well. T

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Gina Samuels, Early Interventionist

"In 2014 one of my family members was born with Down syndrome. From that day on, I knew I wanted to help him live the best, most fulfilling life he possibly could. When he began receiving Early Intervention services, I knew that was exactly what

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Hannah Joyner, Early Interventionist

"My passion for working with children with special needs began in high school after I interned with a Speech Therapist my senior year. After earning my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina, I began working as a Teacher’s A

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Reuben Kleckley, Happiness Coordinator

Reuben was chosen to fulfil the role of Happiness Coordinator at Carolina Behavior & Beyond because of his uncanny ability to spread joy wherever he goes. His infectious laugh echoes throughout the office and is sure to lighten the stress and

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Crystal Collum, Early Interventionist

I have had a passion for working with children for as long as i can remember and my love for working with them has only grown.  I began working with kids when I was 16 years old teaching gymnastics to toddlers.  I knew from an early age that I

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Dorthy Dukes, Early Interventionist

Dorthy is a native of Allendale, SC and a graduate of Cambridge College with a Master’s degree in Education. She also attended Claflin University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Dorthy has provided families with Early

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Danielle Ducharme, Early Interventionist

"Early Intervention has given me the opportunity to positively influence a child's development in their natural environment. Having had students of all abilities in my classrooms, I see the importance of having functional goals that a team can wo

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Whitney Tipton, Early Interventionist

I always knew I wanted to work with children in some aspect, but it was not until I was in college that I learned how. I started volunteering to work with individuals with special needs in college and have never looked back. I know this is where

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Jennifer St. Jean, Early Interventionist

"I've always had an interest in being an educator, but it wasn't until college that I discovered my love for individuals with special needs. I volunteered to help at a local Special Olympics event and never looked back!" Jennifer has been a sp

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Regina Simpkins, Early Interventionist

“Being the mother of a special needs child, a community activist and educator, I made it my mission to build bridges between ‘typical’ families and those like my own.  My passion and purpose in life is to reach families and help them achie

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Hannah Burkholder, Early Interventionist

"I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and soon found my passion working with children who have special needs." Hannah grew up in Indiana where she began her career as an ABA therapist and fell in love with the children an

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Natasha Wise, Early Interventionist

"Working with young children in Early Intervention completes my heart. I love working closely with our families and watching each childs' potential unfold. After working with my own special needs child for so many years, there is a bond when you

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Jennifer Springs, Early Interventionist

"Working with children has always been a passion of mine. When I started working at a head start program in 2007, my love for working with special needs children grew. After working there for seven years,  I transitioned to working with childre

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Amber Hunter, Early Interventionist

"I love children and watching them learn through play and exploration. As a parent I know how difficult it is to be a mom and welcome the chances I have in my EI position to help other moms and dads." Amber has lived in the Columbia area most

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Keena King, Early Interventionist

"Becoming an Early Interventionist is truly a dream come true. Twelve years ago I started a job as a Special Education teacher's assistant. I had no idea what I was walking in to. Several months later, I knew I found my career. The benefits of he

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Laura Gay, Early Interventionist

"Having a job where I can work with children with special needs is incredibly fulfilling. I love seeing the light bulb come on in a child's eyes when they understand what you have been teaching them." Laura Gay is a graduate of South Universit

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Patt Kleckley, Administrative Coordinator

"I believe in the mission of Carolina Behavior & Beyond.  As the mom of an adult son with special needs, I know what a positive impact early intervention can have on both the child and their family.  Back in the 1980's when Reuben was first

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Kim Bracy, Early Interventionist

"I find it extremely rewarding to work with families who are struggling with the day to day challenges surrounding the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of their children." Kim Bracy is a graduate of Bethel University with a degree in Elemen

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Adrianna Kleckley McCullar, Founder & Director

"Having a younger brother with special needs, I know the everyday struggles families go through and I feel that it's very important to have a hopeful and positive outlook for the future. I try to pass along this approach to each of the families I

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Katie Wilson, Early Intervention Supervisor

"I began my journey working with special needs children when I was interning for my undergraduate degree. I was placed in a self-contained autism classroom, and I was very unsure of myself because that scenario was out of my comfort zone. I decid

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