Bethany Oliver Craig, M.Ed, BCBA
Bethany Oliver Craig, M.Ed, BCBA is the Executive Director and Owner of North Georgia Autism Center. Bethany attended Shorter University and in 2009 earned a BA in Education. Following graduation Bethany began her career as a Special Education teacher. During this time, she worked with a population primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
She became determined to learn strategies and interventions that better fit her students unique learning styles and needs through furthering her education at Central Michigan University and receiving a Masters in Education. Following graduation she also completed the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State, which allowed her to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analysis exam. Bethany has worked in a variety of settings as a Registered Behavior Technician, clinical supervisor, behavior analyst, and clinical director.
For the past twelve years, Bethany has worked directly with children & adolescents with ASD in a variety of settings, including home, school, and center, using ABA principles and techniques, implementing early intervention programming; however mothering a child on the spectrum has been the most life changing experience of them all.
In 2014 while working as a Clinical Coordinator in a center in Indiana, Bethany fell in love with a client there who was placed in the care of the Department of Children Services. Bethany and her husband immediately began the process to become the little boys new foster parents. He came home with them the next month! Through this experience Bethany learned first hand what an ordinary day looks like for families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and she has made it her mission to become a pillar of support to families in the community.
Competencies include Early Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavior Modification, Program Design and Program Management, and School Consultation.