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Mrs. Brandy Worthy, BCBA

Brandy Worthy, Director of Behavioral Intervention Services, Inc. has been providing services to families of children with autism and related disorders since 1995.

Mrs. Worthy received her B. S., Ed. in learning disabilities in 1996 from Athens State University and her M. Ed. in autism and behavior disorders in 1998 from Auburn University. She completed her doctoral level coursework in autism in 2004 at Florida State University.

She has volunteered with agencies across the United States that serve the autism population. These include The Young Autism Project replication site located in New Jersey and Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, California.

Mrs. Worthy began her career in autism as a paraprofessional/teacher's assistant in an elementary school working one-on-one with a child with autism. After completing three months at the replication site in New Jersey she began working with other families as a therapist and senior therapist. Upon completion of her Masters degree, she began offering consulting services and is a Behavior Consultant to many families in the Southeast.

In addition, Mrs. Worthy is a member of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis and the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis.


Mrs. Kristyn Turney, BCABA

Kristyn W. Turney is a consultant with Behavioral Intervention Services, Inc. She has been providing services to families of children with autism and related disorders since 1996.

Mrs. Turney received her B.S., Ed. in learning disabilities in 1998 at Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. She completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis from Jacksonville State University in 2002.

She began her career in autism as a therapist performing therapy based on the principles of applied behavior analysis for one child in a home-based setting. She then began working with other families as a therapist and senior therapist. Mrs. Turney has also worked as a paraprofessional/ teacher's assistant in an elementary and middle school setting, working one-on-one with a child with autism. She has also volunteered with Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, California.

Mrs. Turney is also a member of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis.


Mrs. Helki Crowder

Helki Crowder is a consultant with Behavioral Intervention Services, Inc. She has been providing services to families affected by autism spectrum disorders since 2001.

Mrs. Crowder received her B.S. in Biology in 2001 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Upon completing a 2-month internship at the Margaret Murphy Center for Children, a private, year-round school for children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays, she began working one-on-one as an ABA therapist. After approximately one year as a therapist, she became a team leader which involved overseeing several children's individualized programs and training new staff members.

In 2004, Mrs. Crowder joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD). She worked as a research assistant involved with studies investigating screening tools for early identification of autism and the social development of younger siblings of children with autism. She was also a member of TRIAD's Enhancing Interactions team, responsible for creating and implementing trainings for parents and caregivers of young children with autism.

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