Autism Meet the Presenters
Keenan Stump, SLP

Keenan Stump is a licensed speech-language pathologist with more than a decade of experience treating patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and various developmental delays. By incorporating a family's goals with evidence-based practices, he emphasizes the creation of individualized intervention programs. In addition to his clinical experiences, Keenan teaches courses about autism spectrum disorders to graduate students in the speech pathology programs at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa., and Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

Amy Naylor, M. Ed, BCBA

Amy Naylor is an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Amy has more than 17 years experience in early childhood special education. Amy has 13 years experience working with toddlers and preschoolers diagnosed with ASD in home- and center-based settings. She is trained in applied behavior analysis, Picture Exchange Communication System, Floortime, and STARS. She is also experienced in Family-guided Approaches to Collaborative Early-intervention Training and Services (FACETS) and on Social Stories and Pivotal Response Therapy.

Jo Ann “Bo” Youngblood, PhD

Dr. Youngblood is a licensed psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics’ Division of Developmental & Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine.
She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She worked as a behavior analyst for the Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative after completing her training. Her practice focuses on targeted, short term behavior management, using the principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) as well as challenging toileting issues for children with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Molly Pomeroy, MS, BCBA, LBA

Molly M. Pomeroy, MS, BCBA, LBA, received her master's in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Disorders from the University of Kansas in 2006. Molly completed postgraduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at St. Cloud State University and plans on completing her doctorate in the near future. Molly obtained Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in November of 2007 and became licensed in the state of Missouri in 2011. Molly has over a decade of experience partnering with local school districts, working with families of children and adolescents with special needs across multiple settings, and servicing adults with developmental and mental health disorders.

Cy Nadler, PhD

Dr. Nadler is a staff psychologist in Developmental & Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Mercy Hospital. His clinical and research activities focus on the assessment and treatment of behavior problems and neurodevelopmental disabilities. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID) after internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute/University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) in severe behavior disorders and behavioral pediatrics. He then completed a fellowship at Children’s Mercy focused on developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics.

Mary Anne Hammond, B.S.

Mary Anne is the Community Education Coordinator for Autism and Related Disorders for the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Iowa State University. From 1997-2007 she helped start the Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education (FIRE), a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs attend their home parish Catholic school in Kansas City, Mo. Her adult daughter, Kailey, who has a profound intellectual disability and severe autism, is the reason for her devotion to children with special needs. Mary Anne and her husband Dan have been married for 24 years and have two typical children in addition to Kailey.

Robin Jordan, RN, CPN

Robin has been the Family Resource Nurse Specialist with the autism team in the Developmental Medicine and Behavioral Sciences Clinic at Children’s Mercy since 2009. She has worked in nursing at children’s Mercy since 1992. Robin earned a B.S. in nursing and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri. She is the executive board treasurer for the Autism Society of the Heartland and a mentor for Sharing Our Strengths. Robin has been married for 30 years and is the parent of an adult with autism.

 

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