“What is your favorite part of working at In STEPPS?”

Kelli Acselrod

Clinical Supervisor, Outreach Coordinator

Kelli Acselrod provides naturalistic behavioral intervention services in family homes, schools, community settings and in the Center. She has been an In STEPPS team member since 2015 and has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2005. She trains and supports In STEPPS staff in the implementation of Project ImPACT parent training and infant education programs for infants three and younger. She is pursuing training and certification in the Early Start Denver Model and is especially interested in its application to children under four in home settings with parent-involved programming. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Kelli received a bachelor’s in education and master’s in psychology, with a focus on applied behavior analysis, from Capella University. In her role as Outreach Coordinator, Kelli provides support to team members by addressing questions, concerns, advancement opportunities and planning team building events.

Get to know Kelli:

If you could choose any one superpower, which would you choose?

To be able to be in the mind of a child that can’t express his or her needs.

What’s the one TV show you never miss?

Game of Thrones

Who inspires you?

My son and daughter

Who would you like to trade places with for a day?

A child with autism

What’s a secret talent that no one knows about?

I can trip on just about anything, very clumsy.

How do you spend your weekends?

Playing with my German shepherd on the beach, listening to my record collection, exploring the beauty of San Diego