Kate E. Cerino Britton, the Principal of Alpine Learning Group, is a board certified behavior analyst and a certified teacher of the handicapped. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders since 1997. Kate holds master’s degrees in educational administration from Caldwell College and in special education from Long Island University and is completing a doctoral degree at Seton Hall University in education leadership, management, and policy. Ms. Britton serves on the NJABA Board of Directors and has presented at national and international conferences on increasing socialization, problem solving, promoting safety and augmentative communication. See more at: www.alpinelearninggroup.org.

Lisa McKay currently serves as a District Behavioral Consultant for the Pascack Valley Regional School District. She has 20 years plus working within the Educational System. Her experience and knowledge both professionally and personally (raising a son with autism) provides her with a unique perspective to facilitating behavior modification strategies to the staff. In addition, Lisa contributes to support students within the areas of Community Based Instruction and Employment support. She has worked within the Private and Public sector with students with a variety of developmental disabilities from K-12. Her previous experience as a Human Resource Manager also assists with the insight to match the students in identifying a career path during the pre-placement phase of Supported Employment.

D.Michelle Woods, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with Speech and Hearing Associates, who has worked with countless Autistic children. She felt that it was a privilege to work as a language consultant to Hailey and Sara in producing Ready Set Speak!. It has been a joy to observe the creativity, passion, and effort these young STEM ladies have given in producing a program app that serves those with a most enigmatic neurological disorder, autism. The value of Ready Set Speak! to those on the spectrum is to serve as a base to help open up the communication barrier that characterizes this disorder. It is her hope that all of the individuals and therapists who may use Ready Set Speak! will have fun and benefit from its'gateway intent into one of the earliest and most important aspects of development, the ability to communicate.