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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 I am

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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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Icelynn Coker, Early Interventionist

“Whenever my younger brother had family training with his Early Interventionist I always sat in on those sessions with them. Watching him grow and master new skills was an amazing thing to see and I wanted to be able to provide that same support

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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 and fa

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Natasha Dinkins, 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 & President

"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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