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Katrin Patterson 

Katrin founded Gulf Coast School for Autism in 2012 with one goal in mind: to aid children and teenagers with Autism and related disabilities to become educated, independent members of society. She has completed a Behavior Assistant course and has over 15 years of experience in the special education field. She also works through a private company as a behavior assistant. She has attended numerous Applied Behavior Analysis and special education workshops. She strongly believes that communication is the key, so she consistently pushes for constant communication at her school. Gulf Coast School for Autism is a family-run business, so Katrin always includes her two kids and her husband in volunteer efforts around the school. Katrin is very blessed and thanks God each day for allowing her to do what she loves and shape the lives of individuals with disabilities.

 

 

Kuryn Patterson

Kuryn holds her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University, with an undergraduate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been a part of the ABA field as long as she can remember, having been included in social skills with Autistic children from a young age with her mother. She also has numerous experience in public and private school settings, as well as ABA in-home and clinical settings. Kuryn is currently working on her masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is also a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). ​