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Evner Behavior Services serves clients in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. We are made up of highly skilled professionals who deeply value the well-being of our clients. We take great pride in providing our community with high-quality, client-centered behavior services as well as family education.

We specialize in producing individualized programs to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing evidence-based practices that have been researched and proven to be successful. We are driven by the data taken, ensuring each program is successful. At Evner Behavior Services, we strive to develop and maintain the skills needed to be a productive member of society, as well as maximize the quality of life for the client and family.

About the staff

Courtney Rollings Latham    M.Ed.,  BCBA

President

Originally from San Diego, California, Courtney Rollings Latham M.Ed., BCBA, ADOS-2 Evaluator, completed her graduate work in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology and undergraduate work, in multiple abilities, at The University of Alabama. Ms. Latham has been practicing applied behavior analysis for over 8 years and has been working in the education field for over 11 years. She has extensive experience working with clients who exhibit extreme high intensity behavior in the public school setting and in-home settings. She has experience with low incidence behaviors as well. Ms. Latham established Evner Behavior Services in Jacksonville in 2021 for consultation, in-home and community based applied behavior analytic services. She also conducts comprehensive evaluations using the ADOS-2, VB-MAPP, BASC-3, Vineland and caregiver interviews. 

Ms. Latham is committed to personally evaluating and monitoring the treatment of her clients from beginning to end. Due to our ever changing world, she ensures best practices and evidence based approaches are utilized in each client’s treatment program, with the end goal in mind. She works with a number of various services during her work days. These services include but are not limited to other behavior analysts, both occupational and speech therapists, as well as others in the industry. This collaboration of providers guarantees her clients receive an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, which in turn gives a full-circle learning experience.

Ashleigh Avina M.Ed, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst and School Consultant

Ashleigh Avina, M. Ed., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a variety of experience working in schools, communities, and homes for individuals with co-occurring diagnosis and significant behavioral needs. Following the completion of her undergraduate studies in Special Education (K-12), Mrs. Avina was a special education teacher working with elementary and middle school aged students diagnosed with varying diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and schizophrenia. Her passion includes working with students who exhibit high intensity behaviors who also need significant support in language and communication. Mrs. Avina has extensive experience collaborating with speech and language pathologists (SLP) to implement the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies for students with significant behavioral needs. Mrs. Avina recently joined Evner Behavior Services in the Fall of 2023. Alongside working for Evner Behavior Services, Mrs. Avina is completing her doctoral studies in Educational Psychology with a concentration in special education. Mrs. Avina’s research interests include understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACE) for students diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as well as how educators and other behavior professionals respond to the behavioral needs of students with IDD. 

Mrs. Avina uses evidence-based practices (EBP) and interventions aimed to support schools, families, and students with disabilities in achieving and maintaining an improved quality of life. In addition, Mrs. Avina stays connected to the behavior analytic research community, following suggestions from researchers in the field and in-turn using implementation strategies to embed the research with what families, schools, and students with disabilities need in real world scenarios. 

She is responsible for providing direct behavioral consultation to schools and families. Mrs. Avina also trains teachers and paraprofessionals in principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior management, supporting developing individual education plan (IEP) goals, and general classroom management strategies. Additionally, she conducts skill assessments and functional behavior analysis in the classroom and assists school teams in developing behavior intervention plans

Our Services

ABA Therapy

When participating in ABA therapy, we get to focus on functional living skills, natural environment training, parent training and much more.

Consultations

Consultations can be a one-time consultation or ongoing dependent on your child’s needs. They are carried out over the phone, via zoom or in person.

We can also consult for small organizations or classrooms are also available upon request!