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About Me

I am a neurodivergent human and mama, co-parenting a neurodivergent kiddo with a neurodivergent partner. I use my background in psychology, education, behavior and nutrition, along with my own

 lived experience and listening to the neurodivergent community, to collaborate with and empower neurodiverse families.  I am on a mission to support families by educating them on and offering assent-based, child-centered, neuro-affirming and compassionate care. 

 

Every day we see how differently our neurodivergent family members experience the world! Unfortunately,  our current system pathologizes these differences with the medical model and seeks to "fix" or change our loved ones.  These ideas and beliefs are incredibly ableist and NOT supportive. Services that hold these beliefs create shame and can result in masking which can (and often does) lead to burn out.  I want families to see how their child and their families can THRIVE once they are empowered with the beauty of neurodiversity and what it brings to the world, our communities and our lives.  This is not to say that there are not struggles and hardships, those absolutely need to be acknowledged, validated and addressed. Advocating for compassionate, appropriate, and affirming supports and accommodations, helps make the world a lot safer and accessible for our neurodivergent loved ones.  

One mama said,  "Our experience with Ashley has been great! She is kind and compassionate yet professional and extremely skilled.  She's amazing at what she does and her passion shows in her work.  She truly cares." Another dad shared, "Ashley is amazing. She is knowledgeable, accessible, easy to work with and supportive".

 

I am also a human who has my own health concerns, as well as parenting a child with a neuroimmune condition.  We have really dug into foundational, holistic wellness as a source of strength to solidify ourselves against things out of our control. The power of having a solid foundation of wellness never ceases to amaze me. I love working with individuals on identifying simple, yet hugely impactful, changes to the foundations of their wellness and seeing the positive impacts it brings to every aspect of their lives.

Picture of Ashley Keller, Parent-Child Interaction Coach sitting cross legged and smiling against a red wall.

Current Credentials

I am acutely aware of the concerns and distrust of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) within the Autistic community due to its history and continuing abuse of autistic individuals. I have considered dropping my Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) credentials due to this controversy and my own struggles with the trauma caused by some of the common practices used in ABA. However, I have chosen to keep my BCBA credential to make a bigger impact by having discussions about the concerns within the field of ABA and amplifying the messages that empower neurodiverse families to trust their intuition and question anything that does not feel right.

  • Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • B.A. Psychology

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

  • Licensed Behavior Specialist in PA (LBS)

  • Licensed Behavior Analyst in TN (LBA)

  • Certified Regular Education teacher (K-6)

  • Certified Special Education teacher (N-21)

  • Currently set to graduate as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (Winter 2025)

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