Lauren Long, MA, BCBA, CYC-A

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Lauren is the co-founder and Executive Director of Full Spectrum. Lauren is a 2019 Journey Fellow and has worked with children in a variety of settings; including summer camps, schools, DCS, and ABA therapy programs. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of West Florida and M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.  Lauren is passionate about autistic advocacy and supporting the anti-ableist movement for ABA reform. She is an avid, self-proclaimed yogi and lover of all things outdoors. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, creating art, practicing drums and spending time with her 2 year-old daughter.

Joaquin Orozco, M.S.

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Joaquin is the co-founder and Director of Operations of Full Spectrum. He is a proud Indiana State University Sycamore, where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He is also a 2011 alumni of the Journey Fellowship for youth workers. Joaquin has spent the entirety of his career working with children and adults with a wide array of needs, from developmental and intellectual disabilities to mental health and addiction. He is a passionate supporter of the Person-Centered individualized treatment movement in Indiana. Along with working full time and teaching at Ivy Tech in Lafayette, Joaquin enjoys being active, traveling to new cities, and tending to his ever-growing collection of house plants.

Ophelia (Layla) Weir, RBT

Trainer/ Program Manager

Hello – I’m Layla! I have been an RBT for over three years. I am currently in school for Applied Behavior Analysis. I am passionate about Autism advocacy and ensuring that each child is heard and celebrated as they are. Each child is completely unique and incredible in their own way. I am married with a two year old son. I also have two dogs and a cat! I enjoy listening to podcasts, reading, and writing. I am so proud to be a part of Full Spectrum and so excited about this journey. 💛

Kayla Harshbarger

Office Manager

Kayla is the office manager for Full Spectrum and has over ten years of experience working with both children and adults diagnosed with ASD and IDD. She also serves as Chairperson for the Human Rights Committee for Supportive Behavior Services. Kayla’s passion for this field has been continuously growing since her junior year of high school when she began volunteering in the special needs classroom. “Having the opportunity to make a positive impact helping these individuals grow, explore, master and gain skills as well as accomplish goals and discover independence is so rewarding and brings me so much joy”, Kayla stated. She is grateful and proud to have the opportunity to be a part of Full Spectrum’s team and cannot wait to see all of the wonderful things this team will do. Kayla is a proud dog mom to three Boston Terriers, Piper, Winston and Bailey and works full time at a veterinary clinic with plans of continuing her education in behavior management. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, traveling, crafting with her cricut and learning ASL.

Caitlin Martin, MS, CCC-SLP Speech Therapist

Caitlin is a national certified and state licensed speech-language pathologist. She has been working with children with autism for 6+ years in a variety of settings. Her previous experiences include working in autism centers as an ABA therapist and speech therapist. She incorporates AAC, reading, and imaginative play into her therapy sessions. Caitlin specializes in autism diagnostics and currently works part-time in the Riley Developmental Medicine department. She also owns Better Together Speech Therapy, LLC where she contracts with Full Spectrum ABA Therapy, LLC to provide speech and language services.

In her free time, Caitlin enjoys playing house and reading with her two children. She is an avid reader and is part of her neighborhood book club. Caitlin loves unique plants and takes care of 100+ houseplants. She has a special place in her heart for Spain where she has spent time as a childcare provider and student. She speaks proficient Spanish and has 5+ years working with Spanish-speaking clients.

Scott Keith, BA, Lead RBT

Scott is overjoyed to be a behavior technician at Full Spectrum.  After dabbling in music therapy and psychology, Scott ultimately graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in theater.  He believes in the transformative and therapeutic magic of the arts.  Providing care to loved ones with autism has given him an appreciation for the unique obstacles families face, and he is committed to fighting the stigma people with special needs battle daily. After studying and traveling all over the globe, Scott is proud to call Waynetown his home, and resides there with his family, including his new French Bulldog baby!  Scott’s hobbies include meditation, gardening, gaming, and cloud watching.

Paige Knowling, RBT- Art Coordinator

My name is Paige Knowling and I am a full time college student at Herron School of Art & Design pursuing a degree in Photography! I have worked with children a lot in the past in high school and my first two years of college while studying Elementary Education and Special Education. I have always loved being around kids and teaching. In my free time I like to craft, do photography, hang out with my two dogs Jerzi and Jax, be outside, and spend time with family!

Ember Shepherd, RBT

Program Manager

Ember Shepherd is an experienced RBT who has been in the field of ABA since 2015. She has been determined to bring understanding, acceptance, and support to Hoosier children and their families. In 2016, Ember was nominated and selected as a board member for the Indiana Family Advisory Council, where members worked at a legislative level to advocate for children with special healthcare. She attended USI and (Kaplan)Purdue Global University pursuing degrees in Photography and Behavioral Psychology, with plans to complete her degree in psychology in the future.

Ember’s favorite place to spend time is at home with her husband and their two sweet girls. She enjoys evenings in their garden picking vegetables and sunflowers together. In her free time, she makes salsa, creates art and photography, and enjoys getting her hands busy on a home renovation project.

She is looking forward to working with all the children at Full Spectrum!

Hannah Abraham, RBT

My name is Hannah and I’m super excited to be here! I have primarily worked with individuals diagnosed with I/DD who are in high school during college and then started a career in it after. I graduated from Cornerstone University in May of 2020! Outside of work, I run a cookie business and love to bake, hang out with my fiancé, and talk to my nephew!

Shaylin Bays-Rector, Behavior Technician

Hi, I’m Shay! I’m a lucky mom to three. My husband and our family live in Crawfordsville. As a family, we enjoy trips to the park, swimming, and spending time with our extended family. I grew up in southern Indiana in a rural setting. I enjoy being outdoors, meeting new people, and challenging myself to learn new things. I can’t wait to meet you!

Harley Adams, RBT

Hi, my name is Harley, and I am so excited to start my journey here! I am currently in college studying Applied Behavior Analysis, and I am hoping to continue learning outside of school in every environment I am in. I have been in love with the field of psychology since I was 11 years old, and I feel so lucky to be studying and working in the field. I love learning, hanging out with my boyfriend, my dog, and my nephew. I also love trying new things (especially food) and doing aerial silks. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Grace Clark, Behavior Technician

Hi! My name is Grace, I’m super passionate about working with children and enjoy being able to help in any way I possibly can! My degree is a Bachelors of Science in human services in youth and family services and administration. I am very passionate about a lot of things and could talk your ear off for hours, apologizing ahead of time! I moved to Crawfordsville two years ago with my husband and we have since had a son and now have two twin boys on the way as well! I’m very excited to join this team and learn right alongside our amazing staff and kiddos!

Courtney Houston, Behavior Technician

Hello, my name is Courtney Houston. I am a business graduate from Campbell University.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors. I have always had a passion for helping wherever I could. I volunteered for Best Buddies throughout high school, which ultimately became the stepping stone to my passion for helping autistic children now. I’m extremely excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to see where it leads me.