Autism Light #72 is Ann Eldridge.
Ann D. Eldridge lives in Sumter, South Carolina. She is President and Director of Clinical Services for the South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc. Ann Eldridge is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc.: Ann Eldridge has served as the President of the South Carolina Early Autism Project since 2000. The South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc. is located in Sumter, South Carolina and was founded in 1998. The mission of the South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc. includes providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism and also to equip parents and schools to utilize ABA in educational moments with children with autism. This is accomplished through working in collaboration with the various professionals and caretakers in a child's educational support network.
Teaching Career: For 15 years Ann Eldridge served as a special education teacher in South Carolina. In recognition of her outstanding work with children with autism, the South Carolina Autism Society gave her the teacher of the year award in 1996.
National Speaker: Ann Eldridge was a speaker at the Autism Insurance Implementation Workshop that featured the collaboration of Autism Speaks government relations team and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). The workshop was held at the first APBA national convention in April, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.
ABA Mentor: Ann Eldridge was mentored in ABA by the remarkable Dr. Vincent Carbone. Dr. Vincent Carbone was designated an Autism Light on July 7, 2011.
For more information on Ann Eldridge, see her biography online at the South Carolina Early Autism Project website. Special thanks to Ann Eldridge for leading the South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc. and assuring that ABA treatment is available to many children in the Sumter, South Carolina area.
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