CIP Bloomington has an experienced, professional staff with strong educational backgrounds and solid experience working with young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences.
Get to Know The CIP Bloomington Team
Ashley Lehman, M.A., BCBA
Ashley earned a B.S. from Indiana State University where she studied speech and language pathology, and an M.A. from Ball State University where she studied Applied Behavior Analysis. Ashley is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has been serving individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over seven years.
Lexie Wheat has worked in the field of clinical therapy for 2 years as an art therapist. She previously found success integrating art therapy with verbal therapy to gain a deeper awareness into a client’s strengths and challenges. Art therapy uses the creative process to explore underlying issues through the use of art making.
Josh has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for two decades as a direct support professional, including 13 years with CIP. He has worked in multiple settings including school environments and group homes, as well as with multiple age ranges from young children to young adults which informs his flexibility to work in different environments and job roles at CIP Bloomington.
Fresh off the boat from Hawai’i where John was Clinical Director of Loveland Academy, Hawai’i’s oldest and largest private day treatment center for autism, John has joined the CIP Bloomington team as the Careers Coordinator. His academic credentials include an undergraduate degree in English and Public Speaking from Denison University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University, as well as a Professional Teaching License from the University of Michigan.
Kennedy is completing her undergaduate in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University. Kennedy has valuable experience volunteering and interning at Nonprofit organizations, including the 2021 summer program at CIP. Kennedy is also a co-founder of a high school organization, WC's Helping Hands, that is dedicated to providing supplies to homeless in Indianapolis.
Wrenn has worked at CIP for over four years, first in the Life Skills department, and now in her current role as Student Advisor. She previously found success working with high school students through an outreach program. There she learned how to build mentoring relationships with students by meeting them where they’re at and accepting them as they are.
Teresa Colby has worked in the field of Academics for 13 years as an academic coach. She previously found success working as a teacher in the field of education for 25 years and taught college for ten of those years before retiring last year. Her work in Special Education and Early Intervention led her to specialize in working with children on the spectrum as well as other neural diverse students.
Josh has worked as an educator and researcher since 2013. They are an experimental psychologist/cognitive scientist, and their research focuses on music perception and cognition, particularly how music is a form of communication. In the classroom, Josh has earned the distinction of ranking among the top educators at Indiana University; known for their ability to engage and inspire students from diverse backgrounds, and specifically neurodivergent student
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