Founder & Managing Director An Pham was an investment banking and corporate finance professional for more than 13 years before she founded One of the Kids. Since her son’s autism diagnosis in 2017, she has made it her life focus to find his independence and happiness. One of the Kids was created from An’s passion to provide a better approach to autism therapy and improve the quality of life for our special needs families.
Clinical Operations Manager M.A., BCBA, LBA Dakota’s ABA career launched after completing her undergraduate program. Her love for serving individuals with autism prompted her to pursue a Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and complete her BCBA certification. She has experience working across various childcare settings including clinical, in-home, summer camps, preschools, and teaching English in China for a first-grade classroom. Dakota’s favorite part about this field is that every day and every client served is different. Working to create individualized programs that meet each client’s needs, she values the importance of parent involvement and enjoys working with families to help clients generalize and transfer skills into the home setting. She fosters a team environment with common goals for her clients: to learn and be happy! Dakota is a rescue mom of 3 (2 dogs and 1 cat) and has been married since September 2021. She loves to explore the restaurants and outdoor activities Austin has to offer. Dakota enjoys several hobbies when not at One of the Kids, including reading, cooking, swimming, watching shows/movies, as well as completing home renovation projects. “I love the staff at OOTKS and how everyone wants the same thing for our kiddos - to learn and be happy!”
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Senior Clinical Director M.Ed., BCBA, LBA Danielle has been working with children and adults on the autism spectrum for more than 18 years. She earned her Master of Education in Special Education with emphasis in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Texas State University in 2015. During her time as a BCBA she has provided services in homes, treatment centers, public schools, and private schools. Before entering the world of clinical ABA, Danielle worked as a Functional Communication Teacher for Round Rock ISD, during which time she was selected as Teacher of the Year and nominated for a national LifeChanger of the Year award. Danielle’s greatest passion is helping individuals find their voice. Opening up the world to them: allowing them to express their wants and needs, share their thoughts and feelings, self-advocate, and meaningfully connect to all those around them. Danielle’s time in the school setting gives her knowledge and experience in the skills children need to thrive in the educational environment and the social skills needed to form true friendships with their peers. One of Danielle’s proudest accomplishments within the school system was setting up a program of reverse inclusion and training more than 100 peers per year to implement social skills groups, be peer mentors, and act as student advocates, focusing on respect, understanding, and compassion. Danielle believes in incorporating science, cooking, art, music, dance, drama, and play into all learning activities, because when kids are playing, kids are learning. When not in the clinic, Danielle enjoys spending her free time with her two sons, Roland and Rhys, and her husband, Charlie. Danielle also loves Pilates, dancing, singing, and crafting.
Senior Clinical Supervisor M.A., BCBA, LBA Nicole has an extensive background working with children in and out of the field of ABA across the world. She has served children ranging from infants to 15 years old through the roles of camp counselor, nanny, gymnastics coach, teacher, Registered Behavior Technician, and now Senior Clinical Supervisor and BCBA at One of the Kids. At the start of her ABA journey, Nicole provided in-home therapy to clients before falling in love with the supportive and collaborative environment a clinic provides. This love has pushed her to receive additional training in Practical Functional Assessment and Skills-Based Treatment (PFA & SBT) and in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) as ways to further support her young clients and their families. She puts family connection at the heart of her practice, learning what is most important to them and their child while helping to foster more meaningful relationships with each other. For Nicole, ABA doesn’t stop at the clinic! She loves its application in all aspects of life and hopes to combine her love for fitness and ABA. She was a gymnast growing up and currently maintains flexibility, yoga, and strength training. She currently resides in Leander with her husband and one adorable mini pitty where you can find her outside paddle boarding, traveling, hiking, or solving puzzles in escape rooms. “I would define ABA as a scientific approach to increasing satisfaction with one's life. ABA isn't just for autistics or the autism community. I utilize ABA for myself and my life as well. If you look closely, you can identify the utilization of ABA everywhere and I love that about this field and profession.” “I love the collaborative culture here at OOTKS. I enjoy getting to work with some amazing RBTs and BCBAs and attribute a lot of my growth and success to having a fabulous team to work with!”
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Clinical Supervisor PhD, BCBA, LBA Dr. Diane Doucet received her PhD in Philosophy and Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. Her experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum dates back to her first internship at the Cabinet of Alfred Tomatis, while studying at the Sorbonne and Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. After graduation, Dr. Doucet was formed as a Family Therapist by Marti Kirschenbaum and Ivan Borzomenyi-Nagy. She achieved her Certification as a Therapist and Learning Analyst before returning to the United States. While working in the field of ABA as a Psychological Assessment Associate under the supervision of Ed Toyer, PhD, Dr. Doucet assessed the clients seeking behavioral therapy. They introduced ASD testing and assessments to better provide for this population, which had not been done before. With encouragement, she continued her studies at FIT to obtain the Applied Behavior Analysis certification.
Clinical Supervisor M.S., BCBA, LBA Aimee is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Science in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Through the field of ABA, she has served clients aged 18 months-16 years old. She also has experience in Therapeutic Recreation through the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, providing recreation and inclusion services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. As a BCBA, Aimee highlights the connection with parents and families as the foundation to learning about her clients through the eyes of their loved ones. She recognizes the hard work from her clients as they learn the skills they need to live their most independent lives. Combined with the hard work and dedication from her team to teach these skills, she focuses on the shared “moments in between”; where lives are impacted through laughter, play, and human connection. This is what Aimee loves about ABA! When not advocating for her clients at One of the Kids, Aimee spends her days with her husband and two dogs. With a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a German Shepard at home, Aimee still makes time to read, watch suspenseful/dramatic TV shows and movies, and listen to true crime podcasts. “ABA helps individuals learn how to navigate life and live their happiest life to their fullest potential.” “I started with OOTKS as an RBT when the company first started, became an apprentice, and then transitioned into the role of a BCBA. I have loved getting to grow up alongside OOTKS as a practitioner and build my foundation as a BCBA with a couple key points in mind: serious work can be serious fun, learning through play is just as important as learning at a table, and at the end of the day we’re all just One of the Kids!”
Clinical Supervisor M.Ed., BCBA, LBA Alexis has been serving autistic individuals in both in-home and clinical settings for several years. In addition to her experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), she has worked as a Direct Support Professional with individuals ages 13-32 on a variety of daily living skills (i.e., cooking, sports, dressing, bathing, and facilitating sibling relationships). Her in-home experience made Alexis fall in love with this population, but she felt that particular field was not systematic in their teaching. This is what drove her to find ABA, which combines her love of research, evidence-based practices, developmental disabilities, and teaching. Alexis’ passion for her job is grounded in how ABA continuously evolves to promote client dignity and rights. Alexis loves how OOTKS prioritizes clients' learning and growing through Natural Environment Teaching, and is constantly impressed with the incredible management and team members that contribute to the success of each client. Outside of work, Alexis enjoys spending time with her wonderful partner, Lauren. She also loves exploring the outdoors through swimming, hiking, and walking. When not outside, you can find Alexis reading or playing video games. “ABA is a science that can help promote behavior change in individuals!” “What do I love about OOTKS? I can’t pick just one!!! I love how accessible management is, how we prioritize Natural Environment Teaching, our wonderful facility, and our incredible team.”
Clinical Supervisor B.S., BCBA Kayt-Lyn joined the One of the Kids team when the company’s doors opened in March 2020 and is currently a Program Supervisor. Kayt-Lyn has worked in the field of ABA for over 10 years as she received her bachelor’s degree in 2015 and master’s degree in 2022 from the University of Kansas’ Applied Behavioral Science Department. Following receiving her bachelor’s degree, Kayt-Lyn worked abroad as an au pair where she gained experience living in the home with families with children with autism. This experience allowed her to fully realize the importance of caregiver and family coaching to improve quality of life for all. Kayt-Lyn is a published author in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and is continuing to work toward more publications. In her free time, Kayt-Lyn enjoys taking her dog out to explore the dog friendly activities Austin has to offer, catching live music, and winding down with some yoga.
Clinical Supervisor M.A., BCBA, LBA-TX Brooke is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst currently collaborating with other ABA professionals to develop individualized intervention for young children diagnosed with ASD. She works to build relationships with each client through compassionate care and consideration for the whole child and strives to make ABA therapy fun! Passionate about designing comprehensive treatment plans that address skill deficits and barriers to learning, she focuses on increasing opportunities for clients to access new environments, contingencies, and relationships through generalization of skills. Prior to working in the field of applied behavior analysis, Brooke cultivated learning experiences as an elementary educator in the public school setting for over a decade. She utilizes her elementary teaching experience to help her prepare young patients to transition to the least restrictive learning environment.
Clinical Supervisor M.Ed., BCBA Andrea holds a master’s degree in special education with a focus on autism and developmental disabilities from UT Austin and certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). After working with children aged 2-16 in various settings, Andrea has centered her approach to learning on fun, finding it so incredible how much her young patients can learn through play! Being bilingual has greatly contributed to her personal and professional life. Having lived in various countries, Andrea has honed her ability to easily adapt to new environments in order to gain independence in each situation; a skill she wishes to teach her learners. Prior to discovering her passion for ABA, Andrea pursued her love of animals by working as a wildlife rescuer. After entering the field of ABA, she found her true calling and has been dedicated to it ever since. "My favorite thing about OOTKS is that we follow our philosophy; we strive to maintain our client’s dignity, promote their autonomy, and honor their choices."
Senior Clinical Director M.Ed., BCBA LBA Jacob began his career as a behavioral interventionist before earning his Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati and his Board-Certified Behavior Analyst certification. His experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) includes working with clients ranging from 2-26 years old in a variety of clinical, home, and community settings. Jacob currently holds the positions of Clinical Director and resident QBS Safety Care trainer at OOTKS, where he ensures the quality of treatment provided to each child who enters One of the Kids. Jacob’s passion for the field of ABA is further fueled through the growth of his clients, their family, and the staff on their team. He also enjoys getting to communicate with parents, foster their confidence when implementing strategies, and observe the positive effects ABA has on their family. When not engrossed in the care and safety of staff and clients at OOTKS, Jacob spends his days with his family and hones his skills as an amateur backyard pitmaster. He is also an avid board game player and a hiking enthusiast. “ABA is a science that allows us to connect to and assist children and families. It allows us to increase the successfulness of many aspects of life through the process of learning and setting up situations that increase the probability of success.” “What do I love about OOTKS? The culture. The way staff and clients are the primary focus. We are also always trying to improve so we can be the best version of ourselves that we can be.”
Senior Clinical Supervisor M.Ed., BCBA LBA Jenny had received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin (“Hook ‘em!”) with a minor in Italian. She then went on to achieve her Masters in Autism and Developmental Disabilities and her BCBA certification. Her degrees combined with past experience providing services to children aged 2-10 has equipped her with a passion to help early learners find their voice. As a BCBA, Jenny has instilled a collaborative culture amongst her team and families to cultivate opportunities for her clients to grow and lead the most fulfilling lives possible. She finds it most rewarding to hear examples from parents of ABA strategies they have used in the home and how ABA has benefited their child and family. Growing up between Plano, TX and Wheaton, Illinois, Jenny became a resident of Austin several years ago to attend UT. Her parents now reside here, as well as her sister! She has an adorable dog, River, whom she loves to go on hikes or trips to Zilker park with. Her favorite hobbies are playing tennis, reading books, and cooking.
Clinical Supervisor M.S., BCBA, LBA Taylor is a passionate advocate of the Autism community and has structured her career around what she loves: helping children overcome their challenges and become independent while having fun in the process! She has worked in the field of ABA for several years starting from a behavior technician and working through to attain her Masters of Science in ABA with an emphasis on Special Education and BCBA certification. Her experience includes clinical, in-home, school, and community settings involving early learners to preteens. A major impact on her approach to ABA stems from being a family member of 27 foster siblings with a variety of neurodiversity; each child requiring a different approach unique to their experience. As a BCBA, she finds great joy in her chosen profession knowing her team and her are truly making a difference while providing a unique and fun-filled learning experience for each client. When not at OOTKS, Taylor spends her time in her backyard with her plants and fur babies or at Shoreline Church, which she has been a proud member of for 6 years and counting. She was born and raised on the coast of Texas in a small town of Port Lavaca, home of the fighting Sandcrabs. You heard that right… “Pinch ‘em!” “Allow me to share my passion with you! Applied Behavior Analysis is a versatile therapy used to change behavior for many people and environments. I specialize in working with children on the Autism spectrum. THAT’S MY CAREER! I get to hang out with kind, energetic small humans every day!” “OOTKS is by far the leading ABA provider in the Austin area. BCBAs are provided with low caseloads that provide supervisors with the ability to spend intentional time and effort on their clients. RBTs are selected through an intricate hiring process ensuring only the best of the best care for our children.”
Director of Speech and Language Therapy & Co-Founder of CoLlab Pediatric Therapies M.S., CCC-SLP Lauren Elgin, originally from Simmesport, Louisiana has been a speech-language pathologist for almost 20 years, specializing in pediatrics. Upon graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Lauren moved to Houston and worked at an outpatient multidisciplinary clinic with OT, PT, ST, and Social Work. In this setting Lauren was able to gain experience treating a wide variety of ages, diagnoses, and areas of focus including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, failure to thrive, speech and language delays, fluency, literacy skills delays, Angelman’s Syndrome, feeding disorders, and autism. Particularly drawn to the autistic population, Lauren worked closely with the OT, PT, and Social Work team. Being new in the field, she began to research ABA and quickly identified the need to integrate that into her therapy practice as much as possible and discovered all of the similarities and overlaps that the two disciplines share. As Lauren's journey continued, she continued to feel a drive to work alongside BCBAs and ABA teams and collaborate under the same roof. Fast forward to 2013, Lauren moved to Austin and was able to connect with a new ABA company that was looking to add ST to its service delivery model. Lauren was able to build a caseload, work with the BCBAs on scheduling, provide staff training and support related to augmentative and alternative communication, conduct in-service training for staff and families, and began her mission to cultivate a culture of collaboration across disciplines. Across the next 5 years, Lauren was able to work with some amazing clinicians and truly see collaboration in action. Lauren is a passionate believer in the power of collaboration, learning from what each unique professional brings to the team, and to integrated care for each family she serves. We can do anything, together!
Director of Occupational Therapy & Co-Founder of CoLlab Pediatric Therapies M.S., OTR/L BCBA LBA Pallavi Chandra is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kenyon College. After she graduated, she took a year off from her studies to work for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. While there, she assisted with medical research in the area of clinical drug trials for a variety of clinical diagnoses. She went on to pursue her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She has been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist with a primary focus on autism and related disorders for over 20 years. Pallavi started her career working at a therapeutic day school for children with autism between the ages of 2-22 in Chicago. Early on in her career, she was exposed to the importance of collaboration between BCBAs, OT's, SLPs, educational professionals, other medical professionals, clients, and families. She then transitioned to the public school system working in both early childhood and primary grade level communication development classrooms, which served the needs of children who had a primary diagnosis of autism. She moved to Austin, Texas 7 years ago working on multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient teams providing ABA, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy services. Within this time frame, she successfully developed and implemented an occupational therapy program from the ground up for an outpatient pediatric clinic and was committed to providing occupational therapy, speech therapy, and ABA therapy services with an integrative collaborative model. This program grew to include 7 full-time therapists across two states in three years. Additionally, Pallavi is a dually certified professional holding an OTR/L in the state of Texas and a BCBA/LBA. Pallavi is passionate about bringing together professionals with varying expertise and combining forces for the best therapeutic outcomes and breaking down those barriers. She is also committed to promoting evidence-based practices and the dissemination of those practices.