Kaitlin Ross received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from LaSalle University in 2002, where she was on an athletic scholarship and captained the women’s soccer team. In 2005, she obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010 after completing the required coursework at Penn State University and is a licensed behavior specialist in the state of Pennsylvania. Kaitlin has worked with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2002 in various roles including BHRS, private and public schools, mobile therapy as well as provided consultative services in home, schools, and the workplace. Kaitlin has been with MECA since 2011, beginning as a behavior analyst. In 2015, she took on the role of Program Director. Kaitlin has presented locally and nationally within various conferences. She has presented research on communication modalities, self-injurious behavior interventions, physiological correlates between problem behavior and arousal, as well as the use of medication alternatives when addressing severe behavior.
Kaitlin is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. She has a special interest in organizational behavior management and improving employee outcomes, in studying the connection between physiological correlates and overt behavior, and in improving systems within human services organizations.