Adrienne Melnyk, Co-Founder of KISS ABA, has a Master of Arts in Special Education, with additional certifications in Autism; and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been a special education teacher and district leader supporting children with disabilities for 11 years. Adrienne began her teaching career in the field of ABA, leading one of the first ABA classrooms in the district. Recently she has sat as a district leader responsible for improving programs for Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Behavior, and Transition Services.
Adrienne also serves as the staff BCBA and education and behavioral specialist for Adult Disability Medical Healthcare, in Marietta, Georgia. She consults and supports adult patients with disabilities and their families, assisting in the transition from pediatric-based healthcare to an adult model of medical services. While at ADMH, Adrienne also provides educational training for parents and caregivers on facets such as navigating the educational process, behavior supports, transitional services, and post-secondary community support.
Adrienne’s driving passion is to grow her understanding in order to create solutions for the lifelong demands that individuals with disabilities and their families will confront. Adrienne is adamant about developing solutions for families so that the journey of living with a special need may be more fluid and readily supported throughout every phase of life.