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Kuryn Wheeler, MS Psych, BCBA
Clinical Director

Kuryn Wheeler has been immersed in the ABA field from a very young age. As the daughter of Katrin Patterson, founder of Gulf Coast School for Autism, Kuryn has had the opportunity to work with many individuals in multiple settings throughout her career.

After obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Troy University, she then became aBoard Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Kuryn continued to complete her Masters in Psychology with Capella University, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This certification has opened the pathway to found Gulf Coast Autism Clinic, which has been a dream since starting as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).


Jennie McDaniel, RBT
Director of Clinical Operations

Jennie has been a registered behavior technician (RBT) since the certification was first founded, and prior to that, was a behavior technician and a paraprofessional. She has worked alongside our BCBA, Kuryn, for numerous years. Together, they have grown into a cohesive behavior changing team. 


Anyone that knows Jennie, knows that she has a heart of gold, and a passion for helping children reach their full potential. Jennie looks forward to growing with her love of writing social stories and creating innovative ways to make learning fun.


She is Gulf Coast Autism Clinic’s ray of sunshine! Jennie believes in the clinic’s motto that “behavior goes where reinforcement flows”. As the clinical coordinator, Jennie will help oversee all clinical operations, and assist with managing clientele.


Ryan Keck, BCBA
Connect Program Lead BCBA and Clinical Liaison

Ryan has been in the ABA field for numerous years, and has expert experience in private schools and clinical settings. His background provided him the perfect training to be the Connect Program Lead BCBA. Upon graduation with his masters in Special Education, and passing his boards, Ryan enjoys "bridging the gap" between education and behavioral health. 

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