Kalona Newcomb

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Since joining the Autism Academy for Education and Development (AAED) in 2016, Kalona Newcomb has been an instrumental figure in shaping the future growth and strategic direction of the organization as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. In her pivotal role as Director of Therapy Services, Kalona oversees the delivery of high-quality speech and occupational therapy across all five AAED campuses, ensuring that each student's unique needs are met with excellence.

Kalona's academic foundation is solid, with a Bachelor's degree in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, complemented by a Master's degree in Business Administration. This unique combination of healthcare expertise and business acumen has empowered her to make significant contributions to the field of developmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders (ASD). With over a decade of experience, Kalona's career has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults affected by ASD.

A cornerstone of the Autism Academy Team since its inception, Kalona's commitment extends beyond her official duties. She is deeply passionate about the well-being of students and their families, tirelessly working to ensure that the academy's services meet the highest standards of excellence. Her efforts are focused on fostering academic, social, and behavioral growth in students, making her a beloved figure among the communities she serves.

Kalona's dedication to the autism community is a testament to her belief in the transformative power of education and therapy. Her leadership and vision continue to drive the Autism Academy towards its goal of providing quality education for children with autism, making a meaningful difference in the lives of many.