Whitney K. Aulston
Whitney K. Aulston is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Executive Director and lead Behavior Specialist of LEAF Behavior Support, LLC, located in Virginia Beach. Whitney is also the Co-Owner of We Rock the Spectrum, a new Sensory kid’s gym coming to Chesapeake, Virginia in the Fall of 2022. Whitney earned her BA in Sociology from South Carolina State University, a Masters of Arts & Teaching from Liberty University, and has taken coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University & Capella University. Whitney has been endorsed as a PBS-F, which is a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator recognized in the state of Virginia since 2017. Whitney serves on the endorsement board for Positive Behavior Support Facilitators with the Public Partnership under Virginia Commonwealth University.
We Rock The Spectrum
Whitney’s personal philosophy of education is that all education is special education; all people have the ability to learn once their style of learning is discovered. Whitney has worked at various schools and facilities including New Hope Treatment Centers, Sheppard Pratt Health System, The Children’s Guild and has served as a Family Consultant for various Autism Waiver providers across the state of Maryland.
Whitney has served as the Chief Operations Officer for Community Direct Services, Inc. Whitney also provides various trainings to corporations seeking to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health challenges and other disabilities. These training have extended to behavior health organizations that desire to receive professional development for their internal team members, and DBHDS licensed organizations that need support meeting behavior competency and other requirements.
Whitney is the author of 5 books. The most popular books include “A Happy Lemon Combo (Mindset Shifting Lessons Through Life’s Bitter Moments & A Happy Lemon Workbook) and, “Antecedents, Behaviors, & Consequences: A Person-Centered Behavior Tracking Log”. When Whitney isn’t working or advocating for those whose voices are often hidden, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and striking up conversations with new people over a cup of tea.
A New Support Resource
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Chesapeake offers specialized equipment that is often only found at private occupational therapy and physical therapy facilities. Sensory-based gyms offers equipment such as suspended swings, rolling scooters, hiding places, climbing areas, jumping apparatus, and safe places for falling. The activities are not only fun and exciting, but also provides a safe and motivational environment to help children with strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. The unique equipment and environment assist all children with their neurological growth. Our specialized equipment and activities address the dynamic nervous systems of children with Autism and other special needs. Our specially designed environment provides necessary stimulation with a focus on the calming needs of children with special needs.
Participating in our activities and utilizing our equipment often helps improve all children’s attention span, on-task behavior, coordination, posture, motor planning, muscle tone, and overall gross motor development. All children are unique and We Rock the Spectrum Chesapeake is a place where all children can have fun and benefit from the power of movement. No child is left behind!