the 
Ready

Team

"We find strength in each other."

Three Forths

Kya Williams
M.S., BCBA., LBA

"Behind every no is a yes as long as you continue striving toward that yes."

-K.G.W.

Jakya Bridges, B.A.
Operations Director

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." 

-Maya Angelou

Audene S., AAS
Accounts Manager & HR Representative

"Be still, and know that I am God."

-Psalm 46:10

Three Forths

Paulene A., RBT
Clinical Operations
Registered Behavior Technician

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." 

-Martin Luther King Jr. 

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them...The mind that opens itself to a new idea never returns to its original size." -Albert Einstein

Kaylee S., RBT
Registered Behavior Technician
Quality Assurance Specialist

Curtis E., B.S., RBT
Registered Behavior Technician
BCaBA Supervisee

Curtis E., B.S.
Registered Behavior Technician/BCaBA Supervisee

Three Forths

Jennifer K., B.A., M.S., BT
Behavior Technician 

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Courtnei B., RBT 
Registered Behavior Technician

H. Harvey., RBT  
Registered Behavior Technician

 

Kya Williams M.S., BCBA, LBA

Founder and Owner  

Kya Williams is a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst working towards a PhD, in Human Behavior. She obtained her professional level certification in the Theory of Addiction and Compulsion Behavior from Capella University, Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis, Baccalaureate in Social Sciences, and two Associate degrees in Early Childhood Development and Administration of Justice.

 

With over 12 years of experience, Kya has worked with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related developmental delays including Attention Deficit Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, and various other mental behavioural health disorders. She has provided Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services in homes, crisis centers, foster care homes, schools, daycares, and other community settings across the United States. She had the pleasure of working with children in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department as well as military families across the country and overseas while stationed in Germany. Kya has supervised several Registered Behavior Technicians and professionals working towards their BCBA. In recent years, she developed a professional training, to include, but not limited to Verbal Behavior, Professional Code of Ethics, etc. while collaborating to create a 40-hr RBT training program. She also attended several conferences in support of the progression and sciences of Applied Behavior Analysis while venturing towards opening this private practice, Ready To Learn ABA, LLC.

 

 

 

Jakya Bridges B.A.

 

Operations Director  

Jakya Bridges practiced as a Registered Behavior Technician for a year while preparing to take on her Master's Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. She obtained her Baccalaureate in Sociology from Colorado State University and quickly connected with the founder to collaborate on opening this private practice, Ready to Learn ABA, LLC.

 

In recent years, Jakya has worked alongside elderly populations and convalescents, partnered with diverse professionals to facilitate events for the community's youth, and maintained therapeutic relationships with preschoolers in nearby counties. She has implemented Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) strategies in homes, clinical settings, and schools across Columbus, GA and Lee County, AL. She has connected with insurance companies, managed operational software, and modified company training while negotiating her position as a novel professional.

 

Audene S. A.A.S.

Accounts Manager/Human Resources Representative

Audene, popularly known as "Miss. Dee" has been working in accounting, bookkeeping, and Human Resource Management for over 25 years and finds joy in all things Excel. Having worked in various industries for companies small-to-large throughout her career, Audene is new to ABA and earnestly learning and broadening her understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis. She hopes to develop and implement processes that positively contribute to the growth and expansion of Ready To Learn ABA. In Dee's leisure time she takes pride in care taking for her mother with advancing Alzheimer's Disease, connecting with her granddaughters, and watching the Hallmark Channel.  

 

Paulene A., A.A.S., RBT

Clinical Operations | Registered Behavior Technician

Paulene graduated from Columbus Technical College with Associates in Human Resource Management and is currently studying B.S. Sociology at Columbus State University with hopes to graduate in December 2023. She joined the Ready team in August 2020 without any background knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), but quickly fell in love with the field. Paulene proudly admits that from the moment she stepped into Ready To Learn ABA, she knew she'd found her passion and professional purpose. Eager to learn and grow with each presented opportunity, she joined the Administration Department and mastered the team's practice management software for data collection and training. Thankful to have the opportunity to work with a diverse team serving even more diverse families and learners, she hopes to continue to build upon the mission and vision of Ready To Learn ABA. In her leisure time, Paulene enjoys hanging out with her dog, working out at the gym, and serving/volunteering in the community through her church. 

 

Curtis E. B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician/BCaBA Supervisee

Curtis graduated from Columbus State University's Psychology Program in December 2019 and intends to become a practicing BCBA and licensed counselor. He assists in conducting research in a cognitive laboratory at Columbus State and works with professors in the department on various projects. He loves to read, write, and learn as much as he can about various subjects of interest, his current one being Applied Behavior Analysis. As a valued member of the Ready team, Curtis plans to apply his passion for research to enhance the learning experience of our learners, families, and growing team of lifelong helping professionals.   

 

Jennifer K., B.A., M.S. SPED, BT

Behavior Technician