About Us

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Keely Hackney, M.S., BCBA

keely@earlybirdsaba.com

CEO/Owner

Keely has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2001.  She fell in love with Applied Behavior Analysis the very first day of training and knew she wanted to pursue a career in working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Keely provided in-home Applied Behavior Analysis therapy while working on her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at Georgia State University. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007. She received a post-graduate fellowship at an agency in Alabama to jump-start her career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2008, Keely returned to her home state of Georgia and expanded her knowledge by working with individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental illness.   She has extensive experience in reducing challenging behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, property destruction, and other disruptive behaviors.  While Keely has experience working with all ages from 10 months to 65, her passion is with working with children and verbal behavior.   In her free time, Keely enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and two dogs.  She enjoys being outside, hiking, and going to waterfalls.

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Becky Borak, M.Ed., BCBA

becky@earlybirdsaba.com

COO/Owner

Becky has had a passion for individuals with disabilities since high school.  She first realized she wanted to work with individuals with special needs her very first time volunteering in the special needs classroom as a junior in high school. Becky has been working with developmental disabilities since 1996 and continues to be passionate for making a difference in children’s lives.   She received her undergraduate degree in Intellectual Disabilities from University of Georgia followed by a Master’s degree in Interrelated Special Education from Kennesaw State University.  Becky taught special education in the school system for 16 years.  While looking for growth in her career path, she fell in love with the methodology of applied behavior analysis.  She then took additional coursework through Clemson University to pursue her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has practiced behavior therapy since 2012.  Becky has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as a variety of developmental disabilities, behavior disorders, and cognitive delays. In her free time, Becky enjoys spending time volunteering around the community and spending time with her husband and two children.

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