Director / SLPA


Kalona Newcomb has multiple roles within Autism Academy. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team where the sole job is to focus on the future growth and development of Autism Academy. She is also a Front Office Assistant at the Tempe campus and a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) at both the Gilbert and Tempe campus. Kalona is a Licensed Certified Speech Language Therapy Assistant who received her Bachelors of Science in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences from The University of Arizona. She has been a part of the Autism Academy for Education and Development Team since the initial planning stages and she plans to continue her work within the company to contribute to the education of children with Autism. Kalona is extremely passionate about the students and their families and will work hard to meet their needs academically, socially and behaviorally.