Special Services Director / SLPA


Kalona Newcomb has multiple roles within Autism Academy. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team where her job is to focus on the future growth and development of Autism Academy. She is also the Director of Related and Therapy Services across all four campuses and ensures quality speech and occupational therapy services are being delivered to all students with a need. Kalona is a certified speech language pathology assistant who received her BS in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and her Master’s in Business Administration. She has over 6 years of experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. She has been a part of the Autism Academy for Education and Development Team since the initial planning stages and she continues her work daily within the company to contribute to quality education for children with autism. Kalona is extremely passionate about all students and their families and works hard to provide top notch services for students to meet their needs academically, socially and behaviorally.