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A Message From The Founder
Kaleidoscope Behavior Analysis & Therapy was founded through an idealization of creating an environment in which children were able to thrive and grow into their full potential.
Through the encouragement of some amazing parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, it became a reality in 2009 when we were able to open a small clinic and provided home, community and school support. Our dedicated staff travelled up to an hour away to serve families unable to obtain services locally. Some of our families travelled further to seek services in our clinic. At this time, ABA was not well known. Insurance mandates were at the cusp of creation. The families were strong advocates for their children. Through their advocacy, I was able to learn how best to assist in their journey to obtain services via insurance and the school systems. Through the desire to obtain the best possible outcomes for their children, I learned how to be their partner in advocacy, a helping hand to give support, and an expert in behavior analysis they needed to overcome the barriers to care their children were experiencing.
As knowledge of ABA grew and our rural area began being serviced by a nearby university, a new opportunity was presented to relocate to Clarksville, Tennessee to serve military families. At the time, Clarksville was underserved and as a former military spouse, I understood the difficulties these families were having. In 2011, KBAT relocated to Clarksville. For several years, KBAT provided home, community and school services. In 2014, we were able to open a small 3 room clinic. As the years have passed, we have been able to expand to meet the needs of many more families; both military and civilian. Today, our new facility is able to serve 50 families!
I am thankful to all of our current and former staff and families for being a part of KBAT’s journey to continue to provide an environment in which children are able to thrive and grow to their full potential.
– Julie M. Adcock, M.S., LBA, BCBA
JULIE M. ADCOCK, M.S., LBA, BCBA
Founder and Executive Director
Julie graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2003 and a M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2007. She earned her BCBA credential in 2007. Her thesis regarding instructional modifications was published in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2009. She has presented at conferences, special needs groups and schools regarding challenging behavior and ABA. She is interested in the application of OBM and staff training to optimize client outcomes.
NANCY M. SIMER, M.S., LBA, BCBA
Nancy graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a B.A. in Psychology in 2004 and a M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy in 2007. She earned her BCBA credential in 2007. Her thesis regarding desensitization to eye exams for children with autism was published in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2009. She has experience in clinic, home, school and community settings. She is interested in the application of functional communication training.
KELSIE ENGBINO, M.S., LBA, BCBA
Kelsie graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2014 and a M.S. in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2018. She earned her BCBA credential in 2019. Kelsie has presented her research regarding assessment validity at the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts and Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis conferences. She is interested in staff training and functional communication training using AAC devices with nonverbal individuals.
KAYLEE AGENT, M.A., LBA, BCBA
Kaylee graduated with her B.A from Austin Peay State University in 2019 and a M.A in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2021. She earned her BCBA credential in 2021. She is interested in staff training and functional communication training.
NATALIE HOLDER, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA
Natalie graduated with a B.S. in Human Health Sciences and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2019 and a M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati in 2020. She earned her BCBA credential in 2021. She has experience implementing Applied Behavior Analytic therapy in-home, in a clinical setting, and in a preschool setting. She is interested in early intervention using Applied Behavior Analysis and functional communication training.
CHRIS ADCOCK, B.B.A
Chris graduated with a B.B.A in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Austin Peay State University in 2014. He received the Dean Scholar Award for high achievement on the national business exam.