Clinical Staff

More Than Ourselves.

We have strived to create a diverse team that allows our clients to have the most inclusive experience. We welcome all people as their authentic self. We truly believe we are most successful when we celebrate the individual. Each of us has a story, Adaptive Solutions is our united narrative.   

Joseph Baird, MA, BCBA

Joseph began working in the field of behavior analysis in the fall of 2013 while completing his undergraduate degree in psychology at Indiana University South Bend. During this time, he honed his skills as a front-line therapist for approximately two years and began to see the benefit of continuing education. 

Joseph achieved bridge coursework to receive his Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification while finishing his final semester at IUSB with the Florida Institute of Technology and was certified in October of 2015. During this time, he began to expand his knowledge of how practitioners functioned and decided that a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis was necessary. Joseph graduated in December 2017 with his master’s of arts in ABA and was certified at the master’s level in March 2018.

Joseph brings experience working with learners who have had multiple challenges and has worked with a wide variety of ages during his career. Joseph has special training in working with individuals who exhibit extreme violent behavior, suffer from pediatric feeding disorders, and evidence-based practice aimed to help people gain social skills to acquire and maintain friendships.

Kara Graham, MA, BCBA

Shelley Gorski, MS.Ed, BCaBA, NCC

Shelley began working in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in 2012 while completing her undergraduate degree in psychology at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB). Shelley spent this time working 1:1 with clients ranging from toddlers to adults on increasing independence with a variety of skills including daily living skills, communication skills, social skills, and functional replacement behaviors. Shelley graduated from IUSB in May of 2013 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In May 2013, she began graduate coursework for the counseling and human services program through IUSB, which she graduated from with her Master of Science in Education with a focus on Counseling and Human Services in May of 2016. She also completed the additional courses for behavior analysis required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam. She passed and became certified as a BCaBA in August of 2015.

While completing her master’s degree, Shelley spent time interning as a counselor with the Youth Service Bureau, bringing counseling services to grade school students. She also interned at Hannah’s House, a local organization providing counseling services to pregnant women and women who have given birth that require additional support. 

In February of 2018, Shelley became a behavior management provider in the state of Indiana. Since this time, she has been working as both a BCaBA in ABA centers and as a Behavior Management Provider in homes and in the community. She has worked with individuals ranging from toddlers to adults on developing communication skills, safety skills, daily living skills, and motor skills to decrease aggressive, disruptive, or unsafe behavior.  

Shelley brings experience working with individuals of a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and disabilities. Shelley has studied both the emotional/cognitive and behavioral functions of learning. She attempts to merge the fields of behavior analysis and counseling to bring a more holistic approach to her clients. She does this by focusing on both the function of a behavior and a client’s emotional history to assist the individual in creating strategies appropriate for them.  

Miranda DePoy, MA, BCBA