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WE KNOW AUTISM.

WITH MORE THAN 25 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE OUR FOUNDERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE AUTISM COMMUNITY. WE ARE NOT JUST YOUR TYPICAL THERAPY CENTER. WE SPECIALIZE IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER MIDWEST PROVIDER IS DOING. OUR TEAM BASED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS INCLUDES TRAINING CAREGIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS TO BE A POSITIVE SOCIAL INFLUENCE FOR EACH CHILD. 

WANT TO BE PART OF A CHILD'S JOURNEY?

Shannon, parent

“We have been going for over 3 years and absolutely love this clinic! The girls that work up front are always smiling, friendly, and helpful with any needs you may have. The therapists are all so caring, friendly, knowledgeable, and will always answers questions. Their executive staff is just as friendly and caring. My daughter would hang out with them all day in their offices if she had the choice. My kids have been to their Summer camps as well and each year they have so much fun they never want to leave. My son has made so much progress with his therapy sessions and we can’t wait to watch him to continue to grow. We consider this whole group a part of our extended family and would recommend them in a heartbeat. We love Griffin Promise Autism Clinic!"

Marci, parent

"My son is a non-speaker with Autism and Apraxia.  I had heard about spelling to communicate through a podcast and was so glad to find practitioners here in Oklahoma.  We started coming here a little over a year ago.  Torrie and Lori are so unwavering in their commitment to making sure access to communication is available for individuals like my son.  Presuming competence is the key and they are the key-masters!  There is no doubt they believe in their clients and that is everything.  GPAC is such a safe environment and the staff is so open to supporting these guys!  Lori, the director, is just fabulous and helpful, always advocating for the clients.  The staff really have worked so hard and have created the best space for my son and others like him.  We need a 10 star category because that's they where they belong!"

Christine, parent

"We had the distinct pleasure of our 7 year old son having an S2C (Spelling to Communicate) session with Emily Vernon. She was able to build an instant rapport with him.  My husband and I were blown away by how many words he spelled with her--the accuracy of his pokes that she managed to coach him through. And also, the duration of time spent working on his spells without eloping from the table was very noteworthy! And when he did need a sensory break--as an OT, she

knew exactly what input he needed and helped him to get it so he could get regulated and return to finish his task at hand. She seemed to understand him so well--for someone that had just met him and only worked with 30 minutes--it was unfathomable to me how this was 

all possible? We live in California--but, after that observation of her skills--she has us wondering--should we move to Arkansas?! She's that awesome!"

Our Board of Directors

Mickey Uphold

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Current President

Amie Ellison

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Education Director

Dr. Robert Thompson

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Medical Advisor

Jessica Caruthers

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Board Member

Past President

Aaron Morris

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Vice President

Lori Frederick

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Executive Director

Ashley Herde

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Assistant Fundraising Director

JaCorie Maxwell

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Board Member

Education

Jillian Leyba

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Board Secretary

Legal/Events

Megan Henson

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Board Member

Legal/Charitable

Torrie Moreton

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Clinic Director

Tiffany Graves

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Board Member

Legal

Krista Nissen

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Volunteer Director

Interested in Volunteering?

Gidget Harris

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Fundraising Director

Rebecca Herring

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Fundraising Assistant

Joey Uphold

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Board Member

Community Engagement

Interested in becoming a board member or serving on one of our awesome committees?

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