aba-clinicHillcroft’s ABA Clinic was established in 2010 to provide behavior modification therapy for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. The ABA Clinic uses a combined approach of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) to provide hands-on personalized instruction.

The ABA Clinic provides intensive one-on-one therapy, individualized academic instruction, social skills training, play and group instruction for children starting at the age of two. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) develops an individualized treatment plan for each child receiving services through the clinic. From the results of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and other assessments, behaviorally-based language intervention programs are developed for each child based on their individual needs.

Bachelor level therapists give academic instruction and collaborate with public school teachers in serving the needs of our clients who are placed at the clinic through the school systems. While most of the therapy takes place within the clinic setting, the ABA Clinic also offers bi-weekly in home training. In-home training is a chance for parents to ask questions and see how the therapy can transfer to the home environment.

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Services Available
Whether carried out by the clinic staff or accessed through partnerships with other qualified professionals, a variety of services and therapies are available for children enrolled in our treatment program at Hillcroft ABA Clinic:

  • ABA-Logo(White)Cooperation Skills/Problem Behavior Reduction
  • Communication Skills
  • Appropriate Play and Social Skills
  • Toilet Training
  • Receptive and Imitative Skills
  • Classroom Routines
  • Pre Vocational Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • In-Home Parent Training
  • Speech and Feeding Skills

The ABA Clinic is located at 4105 North Walnut, Muncie IN 47303. Please contact us at (765) 587-5244 or visit our website and use the contact form there.

If interested in learning more about the ABA Clinic, please contact:

Gina Davenport
Vice President of ABA Services
(765) 587-5244
gdavenport@hillcroft.org.


ABA Clinic Staff
Hillcroft’s ABA Clinic is led by a dedicated group of employees who provide needed therapies to children with an Autism diagnosis.

Kyle Bell, ABA Program Coordinator

Kyle attended Ball State University where he received a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2008. Kyle began working at the Hillcroft ABA Clinic in 2012 as a therapist and is currently a Program Coordinator at the ABA Clinic. Kyle has a lot of experience with children from being a teacher and a coach. He has a passion for kids and providing them with the skills they need to be successful individuals. Kyle is a certified practitioner in Professional Crisis Management, and he is very excited to share his passion for children and learning at the ABA Clinic. Kyle can be reached at (765) 587-5244 or via email at kbell@hillcroft.org

Josh Shelton, ABA Program Coordinator

Josh graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2013. He began his special education experience when he entered the Hillcroft ABA Clinic in 2013. Josh worked as a direct therapist for over 1 year and is now a Program Coordinator. He is certified in Professional Crisis Management (PCM) as a practitioner. Josh can be reached at (765) 587-5244 or via email at jshelton@hillcroft.org.

Krystal McConnell, Program Coordinator

Krystal graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology. She began working as an ABA therapist immediately after graduation at a clinic in Fishers, IN where she discovered her passion for working with children with special needs. She began working at the Hillcroft ABA Clinic in September 2014 as an ABA Therapist. Krystal is a certified practitioner in Professional Crisis Management. She can be reached at (765) 587-5244 or kmcconnell@hillcroft.org.

Mackenzie Porter, Program Coordinator

Mackenzie attended Ball State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012. She received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism in 2015. Mackenzie began working at the ABA clinic as a direct therapist in December of 2013. Mackenzie is a certified practitioner in Professional Crisis Management and can be reached at (765) 587-5244 or mporter@hillcroft.org.

Kacyn Tucker, BCBA

Kacyn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2009, and received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism in 2013 from Ball State University. Prior to becoming a BCBA at Hillcroft ABA Clinic, Kacyn worked as an ABA therapist for 3 years working with children with autism in the home and clinic setting. Kacyn has experience teaching preschool and as a behavioral clinician in the school setting. Kacyn is currently certified as a Professional Crisis Management (PCM) instructor and practitioner. Kacyn can be reached at (765) 587-5244 or via email at ktucker@hillcroft.org.

ABA Independent Contractors

Shaya Bates, BCBA

Shaya Bates is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working in the ABA/VB field since 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2006, and earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Ball State University in 2011. Shaya has held positions as an ABA therapist, trainer, group coordinator, and ABA program supervisor; she has worked with a wide range of clients from early learners to adolescents in transitional programs. Shaya has worked at the ABA Clinic since October 2013. Shaya can be reached at 765-587-5244 or e-mail at sbates@hillcroft.org

Megan Schafer, BCBA

Megan received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2008. Megan received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2011 and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2012. Megan has been in the field of ABA/VB since 2009, and has had extensive training in natural environment teaching, applied verbal behavior, direct instruction, and social skills programming under Dr. Carl Sundberg, Dr. John Esch, and Dr. Barb Esch. Megan is currently serving as Consultant at Hillcroft and can be reached by calling (765) 587-5244 or via email at mschafer@hillcroft.org

Kim Macky, M.A., CCC-SLP

Kim received a B.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Science in 2000 and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002 from Ball State University. She holds an Indiana Speech Pathologist license and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Association. She has over 12 years experience working with children in various settings. Kim has worked in the ABA/VB field since 2006. At Hillcroft, Kim assesses and treats deficits in speech production, feeding and swallowing. she also educates the staff in these areas to promote integration of these skills into their program. Kim can be reached by calling (765) 587-5244 or email at kmacky@hillcroft.org.

Cassie Seitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Cassie received her B.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Science in 1997 and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 1999 from Ball State University. She currently holds an Indiana Speech Pathology license and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Association. Cassie has over 15 years experience working with infants and children with speech-language and feeding difficulties in a hospital setting and out-patient clinical setting. She currently holds Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. At Hillcroft, Cassie performs evaluation and treatment of speech, language and feeding deficits. She works closely with staff to incorporate goals into daily programming to achieve great success. Cassie can be reached by calling (765) 587-5244 or email at cseitz@hillcroft.org.