Empowering Progress

Introducing the Children's Autism Center, formerly known as Child's Play Plus. Our experienced professionals provide increased accessibility, resources, and unmatched ABA therapy tailored to your child's needs.

Children's Autism Center acquired the operations of Child's Play Plus in March 2024


Child’s Play + Team

Here at Child’s Play Plus, the people are what make the difference. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who, despite their area of expertise, all have one thing in common: their passion for helping kids thrive. As a multidisciplinary center, our integrated approach to therapy allows us to forge a clinical experience like no other.

Our clinicians include Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Psychologists. Each of our providers have unique experience and backgrounds of education that bring so many benefits to the families we serve. Get to know your provider by reading their bio below!

Our mission is to embrace the life and potential of all individuals through competent and sincere supportive services. To ensure that patients with all levels of need, along with their families, can receive care that addresses their particular needs and are not excluded from the scope of care available to them.

Join Us!

Experience a workplace like no other. If you’re passionate about helping kids, have a strong work ethic and like to have fun, then we want to talk to you! We are always on the look out for qualified candidates. Click on the CAREERS button below to view our openings and to apply. Come and join us as we play, learn and grow!


Welcome Team

Caitlin Kimble

Caitlin Kimble

Rehab Administrative Manager

Caitlin began her career at Child’s Play Plus as a Registered Behavior Technician! Her passion for helping people paired with her understanding of CP+ is an excellent addition to the Welcome Team.

As the Rehab Administrative Manager at our Jefferson Park clinic, she will oversee the efficient operation of the Rehab office and is your go-to person for scheduling appointments, updating your child’s information and more! Caitlin is eager to help families here at Child’s Play Plus!

“I look forward to creating a warm and welcoming environment for our patients. I am passionate about doing my job to the best of my abilities while maintaining a safe, fun space for families! I can’t wait to get to know all of you and help you with all of your Speech and OT needs.”

Alysha Neumann

Alysha Neumann

Administrative Manager, Glenbrook

As Administrative Manager for our Glenbrook location, Alysha ensures the daily operations of her location are running smoothly through the finest customer service and staff HR support. She strives to support families and staff alike through a friendly environment that cultivates our mission to play, learn and grow.

Alysha began her career with us as a Registered Behavior Technician. With a bachelors degree in Children’s Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University and 15 years of working with children, Alysha is an excellent addition to our Welcome Team! Whether you are coming to Child’s Play Plus for the first time or are a well-versed parent; she is your point of contact and can answer your questions, guide you along on a personal tour, facilitate appointments and much more! Our Welcome Team is here for you.

“Making our family yours through a smooth and positive introduction into Child’s Play Plus.” – Alysha Neumann

Rylea Prosser

Rylea Prosser, SLPA

Administrative Manager, Huntington

Rylea has been with Child’s Play since 2015 and is an excellent resource for parents with her in-depth knowledge of all things CP+! She began with us as a Registered Behavior Technician where she worked with ABA patients for 5 years. From there she switched gears to help us launch our Rehab programs as Clinical Assistant working with scheduling, billing and authorizations. As our Speech program grew, she was able to jump in as our Speech-Language Pathology Assistant to utilize her educational background in Communication Disorders.

As Administrative Manager, she is your point of contact for the Huntington clinic and can answer questions, facilitate appointments and much more! Our Welcome Team is here for you.

Melissa Robinson

Melissa Robinson

Administrative Manager, Jefferson Park

Melissa began her career at Child’s Play Plus as a Registered Behavior Technician! Her passion for helping people paired with her understanding of CP+ is an excellent addition to the Welcome Team.

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University Southern Indiana. Her experience working with children for the past 9 years along with 2 years of administration experience has led her to become our Jefferson Park clinic Administrative Manager. Here she will oversee the clinic’s efficient operation by conducting the finest customer service to families and HR support to staff. She is your go-to person for appointments, updating your child’s information, scheduling parent meetings and more!

“I am so excited for this new role as an Administrative Manager and to meet and get involved with the families.”

Brandi Saldivar

Brandi Saldivar

Executive Assistant

Brandi came to us with 20 years of experience as an Early Childhood Education professional. As a teacher for 12 years, an Assistant Director and a Program Director, her expertise speaks for itself. As our Executive Assistant, she ensures a smooth operational workflow within human resources, is the initial connection with new staff during the interview process, assists with training initiatives and much more!


“My very favorite thing about my job is getting to see patients as they learn and progress through their journey here at Child’s Play.”

Matt Swick

Matt Swick

Team Development Leader

As Team Development Leader, Matt ensures new staff feel welcomed and prepared for their job as they begin their role on the Technician Team. Along with his time in the Learning Center he also trains staff on Safety Crisis Management (SCM) and CPR to throughout the year.

Matt graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University with a degree in Psychology. His expertise in the field comes from years of working as a Registered Behavior Technician and later in a training role; leading staff in Applied Behavior Analysis procedures and strategies to help them deliver the best, science-driven therapy possible.

Your Clinical Team

Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Rebecca is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) with a bachelor’s degree from Huntington University in Occupational Therapy. As a member of our OT Team, she works to develop, improve and maintain any skill needed for our patients to live their best life possible! Rebecca’s goal is to help break down any barriers that might get in the way of living a happy and healthy life, and to offer consistent hope, encouragement, and support. With OT and ABA experience, Rebecca is a valuable asset to Child’s Play Plus!

“I am so excited and honored to help your children live their lives to their fullest potential!”  – Rebecca Allen, COTA/L

Laci Boxell

Laci Boxell, BCBA

Supervising Consultant, Jefferson Park

Laci joined Child’s Play in 2015, coming from the human services field. Laci earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and went on to complete her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.

Natalie Erdman

Natalie Erdman, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Glenbrook

Natalie came to us with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minoring in Applied Behavior Analysis and Psychology of Human Development. While working as a Registered Behavioral Technician, she was motivated to earn her master’s degree in ABA and went through her apprenticeship here at CP+. Today, Natalie is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) consulting on patient caseloads at our Glenbrook clinic ensuring each child is offered the best plan of care to be successful and meet their individual goals.

Mindy Fairchild

Mindy Fairchild, BCBA

Supervising Consultant, Huntington

Mindy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University, with undergraduate work from Huntington University. She is responsible the implementation of patients’ programming plans and assisting patient-assigned clinicians as a caseload assistant and Behavior Analyst.

She is the consulting provider for patient caseloads at her clinical location at Jefferson Park, overseeing direct care of the patients served there.

Delaney Keiser

Delaney Keiser, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Delaney is a Speech-Language Pathologist with her masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University. Her clinical experiences include wellness centers for outpatient pediatrics, outpatient clinics, the university clinic and community hospitals in Ohio. Delaney provides patients with personalized care to assist in achieving the goals she has developed specifically for them while providing parents with the support, information and hope needed to help their child grow at home as well.

“I will ensure your child’s voice and your voice are heard as an onsite provider for Child’s Play Plus.” – Delaney Keiser, CCC-SLP

Joe Miller

Joe Miller, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Huntington

Joe is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University Global, with a bachelor’s degree in History from Huntington University.


As a BCBA, he consults on patient caseloads at our Huntington location, providing direct care for each of the patients thriving there. Joe ensures each of your children are offered the best plans for success and work each day to reach and exceed those goals through the exceptional one-on-one therapy they receive.


“I always knew I wanted to work with kids. I’m so happy that I was able to find a place where I’m able to make a real difference in their lives.” – Joe Miller, BCBA

Marlene Parker

Marlene Parker, Psy.D. HSPP

Clinical Psychologist

Families that are well supported experience greater progress! Child’s Play + Family offers counseling to families, couples, siblings and more. Many families find this support to be a great addition to help understand and navigate life as their child progresses through therapy here at Child’s Play Plus.

Dr. Marlene Parker is a Doctor of Psychology graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her graduate work at Washington University in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Parker brings a diverse history of mental health and social work experiences to CP+ that includes being Lead Psychologist at a correctional facility and a consulting psychologist and life coach.

Tiffany Shaw

Tiffany Shaw, BCBA

Clinical Director - Behavior Analysis

Tiffany joined Child’s Play Plus at its founding as one of the original therapists. As a seasoned BCBA, she now works with the ABA clinical teams across all locations to oversee and consult with our clinicians and help train staff as needed. Tiffany specializes in consulting on early learners and verbal behavior acquisition. Her expertise in increasing the speed of new skill development with young clientele is evident as patients see exceptional outcomes!

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ball State University and then her master’s degree in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Zach is a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in developmental speech and language as well as alternative-augmentative communication. Zach has an extensive background including practicing medical speech-language pathology in a hospital and skilled nursing facilities, to most recently in public schools working with pre-school and elementary aged children. This is where he found his passion to work in pediatrics. Here at Child’s Play Plus, Zach works with patients to identify and treat developmental delays that adversely impact communication by providing quality, individualized treatment.

“I want to help my patients reach their full potential as communicators and learners. “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9”” – Zach Smith, CCC-SLP

Alexandrea Springer

Alexandrea Springer, OTD, OTR/L, CEIM

Occupational Therapist

Alex joined us full-time after her fieldwork rotation was completed right here at CP+ working alongside our OT team. With an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Huntington University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. During her rotations and capstone, she gained experience in pediatrics, specifically children with autism. Her specialties include her certification in Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA to teach families how to promote communication while providing nurturing touch between themselves and their infant. As a recent graduate she looks forward to refining her skills and learning from her peers, the patients and their families to provide excellent family-based care.

“I am extremely excited to serve as an occupational therapist at Child’s Play Plus. I look forward to working with you and your children to increase their independence in activities that are meaningful to you both!” – Alexandrea Springer, OTD, OTR/L, CEIM

Our Corporate Team

Jason Shaw

Jason Shaw, BCBA

President & CEO

Jason joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original behavior analysts. Prior to Child’s Play, he had management experience with a variety of companies in the retail, service and healthcare industries. Jason comes from an extensive family of entrepreneurs and earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Photojournalism from Ball State University followed by a master’s degree from Ball State University in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

He is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and the current president of Indiana’s professional organization of ABA practices, InPEAT. InPEAT works with regulatory agencies, legislatures and industry funding sources to problem solve and enhance the methods and systems used to provide appropriate services to our target populations.

Rebecca Fulcher

Rebecca Fulcher, BCBA, CBIS

Chief Clinical Officer

Becki joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original behavior analysts. Today, she oversees all clinical aspects of Child’s Play Plus’ extended network of services.

Becki is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). She earned a dual bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University in Criminal Justice and Psychology and then went on to earn her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Her clinical experience has focused on individuals with severe aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. Having provided behaviorally analytic intervention services in Illinois, Tennessee, and Indiana for both adults and children with various disabilities, her array of expertise is the guiding influence of our providers to exceed clinical standards and patient care.

Aleta Hosier

Aleta Hosier, M.S.

Director of Operations

Aleta joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original therapists. As the company grew, she played an integral part in developing and stress-testing our systems of practice. Today, as Director of Operations, Aleta oversees our practice model while driving the vision to expand the availability of quality, medically-driven therapy programs and support across our multiple locations.

Aleta earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Earlham College and an undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute.

As we grow, so do our employees!

We have designed our team structure to encourage and promote staff as they gain experience and education! Our providers work together to elevate one another all while providing the very best patient care.

Join us! We’re always looking for qualified candidates. Email your resume to [email protected]


Success Stories

  • Working with kids has always been where my heart is. I started a college degree in Special Education/Elementary Education but didn’t end up finishing because I started a family. Working as an RBT at CP+ feels like I am back on the path I started 40 years ago!

    I have had a lot of jobs in my adult life, and I have never worked at a place that is so supportive and encouraging. Child’s Play Plus sets you up for success. They want you to be the best RBT you can be and there is constant encouragement and helpful training. I feel supported, valued, and appreciated, not only as an employee but as a person and that feels great!

    If someone is looking for a rewarding, yet challenging and fun career where they can make a difference in the life of a child, I would absolutely encourage them to learn more about Child’s Play Plus. This is the best, most rewarding job I have ever had! I could go on and on. I truly do feel this is the best job I have ever had, and I feel like I am home!”

    -Maggie Lambert, RBT
  • Play. Learn. Grow. is much more than a slogan to me; it is a way of life. I just live it. During the initial training week, I get to help set the tone for our new staff by modeling how much fun this job can be, and that carries over to the interactions we have with the patients. The learning and growth from the new staff fosters a fun environment for the kids, who in turn are more likely to respond positively to the life-changing therapy we provide.

    -Matt Swick, RBT | Team Development Leader
  • When I first started, I felt pretty nervous and definitely out of my comfort zone; I had not worked with kids much but I was excited to start a job I felt passionate about.

    I feel extremely thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in my patients’ lives as they’ve made a difference in mine! I feel like they have taught me so much since I’ve been at CP+. I’ve learned how to be more gracious, patient, understanding and how to have more fun! This job is so rewarding and I love getting to grow alongside these kiddos.

    What I love about working at Child’s Play Plus is how much fun we have every day. We strive to make learning fun for the patients, and I think that makes a huge difference in how they grow! The staff have so much fun with each other too! It feels like a great big family. I love the continued training we receive and how managers take the time to check in and make sure we feel comfortable in our roles.”

    -Lydia Mack, RBT
  • I started at Child’s Play in 2016, fresh out of college. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology, but no psychological field.

    From my first day, I immediately felt like a part of a family. Everyone was so welcoming and willing to help me learn. I can confidently say each day is filled with something new. I have never worked the same day twice, which I love. Working as an RBT is genuinely a fun job.

    At Child’s Play Plus, the staff’s support is something I had never experienced before. They always encourage me to trust myself and my abilities. Because of their encouragement and my love for the job, I chose to go back to school for my Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. I am so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way working at CP+ and being a part of this growing company.”

    -Ashley Truitt, RBT | Junior Apprentice
  • When I first started at Child’s Play Plus four years ago, I felt immediately rewarded. I had come from marketing for a retail company, a completely different world, that left me unsatisfied and seeking something different. I took to social media to find a new job. Within minutes I got three different people suggesting I get into the world of ABA. I took it as a sign and applied to Child’s Play Plus. After two days I felt more rewarded in what I was learning than in the two years at my previous job.

    As an RBT I feel completely supported, both in a professional and friendly way. The training and continued support allow me to overcome, excel and grow!

    -Benjamin Dehr, RBT