Julie Adkins, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, B.C.B.A., The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas*
Julie Adkins is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist at The Learning Center of Northeast AR, a non-profit (501c3) pediatric program. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degrees in communicative disorders at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro AR. She received her certification as a BCBA from Florida Institute of Technology. Julie was co-owner of SPARC of AR (Specialty Pediatric & Autism Resource Center of AR), a large pediatric clinic providing speech, physical, occupational, and behavioral therapies to children and adults of all ages. She was also co-founder of SPARC (Social Pragmatic Awareness Resource and Consulting) Center, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit to provide services not covered by insurance such as social skills and ABA. Julie has also served on the board for AANEA (Autism Awareness of Northeast Arkansas). Julie has been involved in working with children with autism spectrum disorders implementing LAMP strategies for many years. She is very passionate about her work and the children she serves. Julie has been fortunate to be in many different settings such as early intervention, home, school, private school, and clinical. She had the opportunity to follow several children using AAC for many years, allowing her to share the difficulties and triumphs along the way.