L.E.A.P.S.and Beyond, Inc.



L.E.A.P.S.and Beyond, Incorporated Copyright 2013

Stacey Hotter-Knight founded L.E.A.P.S. and Beyond, Inc. in 2013 with a dedication, passion and belief that children with autism can reach their fullest potential if treated early and comprehensively. With a focus on Learning Enrichment and Assessment Promoting Success, Stacey brings over twelve years experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is at the forefront in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is known for providing high quality, effective programs for children diagnosed with autism as well as support and resources for their families. She has trained and supervised multiple treatment teams providing services to children with Autism of varying abilities and ages ranging from 18 months to 25 years of age.

Prior to founding LEAPS Stacey served as lead Behavioral Analyst Consultant / Early Intervention Supervisor with Aptitude Habilitation Services for the Washington region from 2010 to 2013. During her tenure, she traveled extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and California where she designed and implemented ABA programs for clients and provided ABA trainings for other professionals.

After earning her Masters of Science Degree in Education with a Teaching Credential Focus on Moderate/Severe Behaviors from National University in 2005, Stacey became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2008, and was approved in 2013 to be a Continuing Education Provider for BCBAs and BCaBAs seeking recertification. She has vast experience working with children and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings, including residential facilities, schools, clinics, and in-home settings. Her areas of expertise include the development, implementation, and supervision of educational programs to teach skills such as language/functional communication, academic skills, social skills, self-help skills and compliance behavior. With a primary focus on assessment, Stacey is trained to administer various assessments including the ADOS-2, VBMAPP, Vineland and the ABLLS. She has specialized training in various research based interventions proven effective for children with autism spectrum disorder including Discrete Trial, Pivotal Response Training, Natural Environment Training, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, TEACCH, Precision Teaching, Verbal Behavior and Direct Instruction. Stacey also has experience conducting functional behavior assessments, writing behavior intervention plans and implementing behavior reduction programs, maladaptive behavior management, and intensive toilet training programs for children who are difficult to train. She is trained in de-escalation techniques and certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention.

Stacey is employed as a Practicum Supervisor at the University of Washington. She is a current member of the Association of Behavior Analysis, FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Stacey has written a developmentally age appropriate curriculum for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and is awaiting publication. Stacey possesses a Residency Teaching Credential and a Certified Counselor Credential.

Stacey Hotter-Knight M.S., BCBA

Company President