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Karan Baker Burnette

Karan Baker Burnette

Director, Partners

(EDUC)-Education

(PART)-Partners for Inclusive Communities

Phone: 800-342-2923

Fax: (501) 682-5423

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Ms. Burnette has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  She has 35 years’ experience working with children with disabilities in educational and residential settings, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and behavioral intervention. Ms. Burnette was certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as a Clinical Reviewer for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Projects funded to collect national data on the prevalence of ASD. Ms. Burnette serves as an appointed member of the Arkansas Legislative Task Force on Autism and the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. She is the Board President for the Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC), a non-profit organization formed to provide “hope, direction and support” to Arkansas families living with ASD. She has extensive experience as a consultant and conference speaker and is currently the Director of Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas’ University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, at the University of Arkansas.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 

Positive Behavioral  Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

2020-present      Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas                                                                                                               Co-Training Director, LEND, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

2018-2019          Co-Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas 

2012-2018          Associate Director/Autism Services Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas 

2006-2012         Associate Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1992-2006         Outreach Training Director, Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1990 - 1992       Project Director, Statewide Welfare Reform Program, Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Economic                                and Medical Services 

1987 - 1990       Assistant Director for Program Development, Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities                                  Services 

1986 - 1987       Project Director, Behavior Intervention Project, Arkansas Autism Society, Inc. 

1980 – 1986      Diagnostic Team Supervisor, Arkansas Special Education Resource Center

1979 – 1980      Therapist/Director of Speech Language Pathology Services, Conway Human Development Center

                     

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

      

 

 

 

1979 – 1980                Therapist/Director of SLP Services, Conway Human Development Center,

                                    Conway, Arkansas

Distinguished Service Award, 2019, University of Arkansas

Social Justice and Leadership Award, 2013, Arkansas Support Network

Award of Excellence, 1999, Arkansas Autism Society, Inc.