Andrea Hudspeth, BCBA
Andrea began working for Hope Reach in July of 2008. Her first experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum was in high school through a peer mentorship program, but she continued to work with both typically developing and special needs children through college. Andrea joined the Hope Reach team as Line Therapist, working both in one-on-one and classroom settings. She transitioned into a Lead Therapist position in December of 2010. Andrea received a B.A. in Pschyology from Furman University in 2008, and a M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in September 2015.
In addition to working with Hope Reach clients, Andrea serves as Coordinator for the Bridging the Gap (BTG) program. In June of 2011 Andrea, along with Alaric Gwynn, launched the first BTG classroom as a summer pilot. She taught with Alaric for the first 3 years of the program before moving to the BTG Coordinator position. BTG now has 6 classrooms ranging from preschool to middle school. As BTG Coordinator, Andrea works with Hope Academy to oversee the admissions process as well as training and development of BTG teachers. She is highly involved in the development of classroom curriculums and setup, working closely with the teachers to maintain positive and productive classrooms.
Andrea enjoys working with children and staff to make positive and functional changes in the lives of Hope families. She also enjoys working on special Hope events because they bring together staff, families, and friends to further community awareness about autism.