Nearly every person who has experienced career success will cite a moment—the turning point—when the path forward becomes clear. For Kristine Quinby, that moment came around 2005.

At the time, she was a self-employed BCBA carrying a caseload of about 15 children, all with an autism diagnosis. Kristine had long believed in the merits of ABA and was inspired by this small group’s tremendous progress. If she could help a dozen or so children, indeed, she could help hundreds.

In 2006, she founded Potential.

Based in Newtown, Pa., Potential provides services and support for individuals with autism (from toddlers to older adults), their families, and the community. In 2010, Potential’s “Springtime School” was licensed as an Elementary School, and five years later, High School licensure was added. For Kristine, it’s the culmination of years of hard work and a relentless drive to serve the autism community.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rider University, Kristine earned her Special Education Certification from Holy Family University and her master’s in Special Education from Penn State University.

Kristine worked to hone her skills by serving in various roles across several organizations early in her career. A staunch advocate for the autism community, Kristine has held memberships with the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the ABA in PA Initiative, the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, and the National Association of Private Special Education Centers and most recently the Council of Autism Service Providers. She has also participated in the Pennsylvania Autism Task Force, Community Connections for All Children, and the Bucks County Autism Task Force. As a guest speaker, Kristine has presented extensively on the topics of ABA and autism at private and public schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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