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Team Kaylee


Kaylee Weekley
BCaBA | Supervisor

Kaylee graduated from the university of Florida in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Family, Youth and Community Service. Previously, Kaylee worked at Infinite Grace Autism Center providing in-home services to students from low-income families. Kaylee received her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification in December 2016.



Carleigh Harrison
Lead Teacher

Carleigh is a 2015 graduate of Troy Univeristy earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). During her undergraduate work, Carleigh received second place for her research in ABA Therapy at the 2013 Troy University Psychology Conference. Currently, Carleigh is working towards a Master's Degree in Exceptional Student Education through the University of West Florida.



Princess Smiley
Behavior Therapist

Princess is a 2009 graduate of University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. In 2012, Princess joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) working as a behavior therapist. She currently works as a group teacher where she plans academic, art and social activities for the school’s students. Prior to joining ECAC, Princess worked in school programs, in-home therapy and group-home services, as a behavior therapist. 



Lauren Desjardin
Behavior Therapist

Lauren is a 2015 graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degee in Psychology. She joined ECAC as a Behavior Therapist in 2015. Previously, Lauren provided ABA therapy at Lakeland Clinic and Navarre Clinic.


Sharon Brown
Behavior Therapist

Sharon is a 2012 graduate of Northwest Florida State College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Reading and ESOL endorsements. She gained experience working with children as a day care provider and as a classroom teacher at Antioch Elementary School in Crestview, Florida. Her interest in special needs education began while caring for a friend’s little brother, who is diagnosed with Autism. Sharon joined the ECAC team in 2014 as a behavior therapist.



Heather Powell
Behavior Therapist

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Sonya Griffen
Behavior Therapist | Nursing Supervisor

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