About Us

Ashley M. Schexnayder, MS, BCBA

Ashley has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2005. Ashley grew up in Louisiana and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, Ashley studied the experimental analysis of behavior in animals. She assisted in the daily operation of an operant laboratory and has published several articles in scientific journals based on the research conducted in this lab. She then began working with a 3 year old boy diagnosed with PDD. Following his success with ABA therapy, Ashley became interested in working with children on the Autism spectrum and pursued a graduate degree. She received a Master of Science Degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 2002.

During her time in Illinois, Ashley assisted in creating a language group led by the Coordinator of the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, a professor in the Communications and Sciences department and graduate students enrolled in each program. This language group is now one of the largest projects to receive funding through grants to serve this population in the state of Illinois. After completing her degree, Ashley moved to Memphis, TN and worked with adults diagnosed with Mental Retardation and Mental Illness. She relocated to Knoxville, TN and was part owner of a behavioral company which served over 80 clients with MR, MI and Autism. Ashley then opened a company in Ft Myers/Naples, Florida where she worked with children and adults with Autism, Mental Retardation and related disorders. Ashley was married in October of 2006 and moved to New Braunfels, Texas where she currently resides with her husband and two children.

Jenna M. Reed, BA

Jenna Reed is finishing up a Master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin, and is planning to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam in 2011. Her interest in autism began in high school, where she volunteered with the Special Olympics and the special education classes in her school. Later, as a Psychology major at Louisiana State University, Jenna was a research assistant for a professor studying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), where she truly saw the benefit and positive change in applying behavioral principles to individuals with Autism. After college, she worked at Pennington Biomedical Research Center as a full-time research associate, running research trials for professors in the Health Psychology Department, specifically in the Ingestive Behavior Laboratory.

Later, she was a full time behavior therapist/school shadow for a high functioning child with Autism. She began graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Special Education, in 2009, with a concentration in Autism & Developmental Disabilities. During graduate school, she has had internships in a variety of settings: the school system, at an ABA/Verbal Behavior clinic in an Early Intensive Behavior Intervention program, and is currently doing in-home ABA for clients in the Austin area. She has a passion for empowering parents with solutions to everyday issues such as routines, temper tantrums, non-compliance, aggression, etc. She is a firm believer that parents have the greatest influence on their child’s progress and have an opportunity to make great gains if they have the tools they need!