erin wiercinski, bcba, lba
Erin’s love and passion for individuals with disabilities started at a very young age when she would volunteer and participate in the programs her mom ran for adults with disabilities. Early on in life she knew that she wanted to work with families and individuals with disabilities to make an impact on their lives. She saw at a young age the many obstacles parents and families had to overcome so became very passionate about the field of special education. Erin received her bachelor’s in special education from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she worked closely with a professor on research in regard to using technology to increase novel tasks and independent transitioning for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After graduating, Erin left the beach and moved halfway across the country to attend the University of Kansas. She graduated with her master’s in special education with an emphasis in autism. Erin worked as a classroom teacher in a self-contained program for individuals with autism in a local school district. While teaching Erin decided she wanted to continue her education so began her coursework to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Erin continued to teach in the self-contained program as she worked on her coursework. After completing her coursework, Erin went and worked as a consultant for a local school district providing behavior analytic services. In 2016 Erin had an interest in broadening her behavior analytic skillset so left and joined Behavioral Health Kansas City as a BCBA for the early intervention division. In October of 2017, Erin accepted the position as President of Behavioral Health Kansas City. Erin has a passion for using evidence-based practices to ensure quality services are provided to the individuals served. Her passion is decreasing problem behavior and increasing socially significant behaviors, so individuals can be successful in their home and community. Erin believes it takes a community to reach clients and families goals and hopes to be able to assist in making a significant impact in the world of behavioral health and developmental disabilities.