Julie Richards, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

 Julie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently holds a Nevada teaching license with endorsements in: Elementary Education (K-8); Special Education, Generalist (K-12); and Special Education, Autism (3-21 years). Julie has worked as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher in both general education and special education in Michigan and Nevada. She also served as an Autism Itinerant Specialist for the Clark County School District to provide student specific interventions and comprehensive training to staff with a focus on the successful utilization of evidence-based practices for students with autism. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and certified with the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.

 

Karen Harden, M.Ed., BCBA

 Karen Harden received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Special Education. She began her work in the field of special education in 1997 by working as an early childhood special education teacher with students with developmental disabilities for the Clark County School District. In 2009, Karen completed her Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Differentiated Instruction. in 2017, Karen obtained her second Master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of Nevada, Reno. Karen's expertise ranges from working with elementary to post graduate school students with various disabilities. She has also provided several trainings to special education teachers and supported them in their classrooms. Additionally, she served as an Autism Itinerant Specialist which aided in the development of a greater understanding in autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst whose passion lies with providing the skills needed for individuals to become active members in society to include competitive employment opportunities.