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Autism center names new clinical director

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Autism center names new clinical director

JOPLIN, Mo.—Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism proudly announces its new clinical director, Kristy Parker. A board-certified behavior analyst, Parker joined Freeman in 2011. As clinical director, she serves on the Autism Diagnostic Team and oversees all clinical programming, including day treatment, the Special Education Center, teen and adult classes, outpatient services, Missouri Department of Mental Health services, and First Steps services. Additionally, she oversees parent training and staff training and development.

Parker earned a master’s degree in education/special education with an emphasis in autism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She also holds a master’s degree in psychology/applied behavior analysis from the University of Nevada in Reno, Nev.

“Kristy brings a wealth of experience to the role of clinical director,” said Vicky Mieseler, Ozark Center Vice President of Clinical Services. “Her compassion, knowledge, and expertise will serve to strengthen the services we offer to children and families dealing with autism spectrum disorders.”

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