Doctoral Student - Cohort 2
University of Connecticut
Ashlee Houle is pursuing a doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Connecticut. Ashlee has been working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2016. She has primarily been working at a Birth to Three company providing services to children and families in an Autism specific program. Previously she worked in a special education classroom in a public school, an out-of-district day program for adolescents, and a clinic/residential setting. Ashlee is interested in better incorporating behavior analytic practices in early childhood and improving the quality of services provided to children and their families. She is also interested in staff training to better support the people working with children and families so they feel confident in their knowledge and skill sets to provide the best services possible and help reduce ableism by being more aware of the feedback those with disabilities have about their experience with services they have received. She plans to use her time in the program to learn the policies that affect those with disabilities and strategies to help improve services.