Amy Buie, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Founder & Board President
Amy Buie, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has over 25 years of experience with students who have Challenging and Explosive Behavior. She is the founder and CEO of Learning Momentum, an agency providing training and behavior consultation to schools and families who work with children with explosive behavior. She is also the founder of The Center for Autism Education, a not-for-profit school for children and adults with both developmental disabilities and emotional disorders. She is also the author of several books including, “Behavior Mapping, A Visual Strategy for Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Children with Autism and Related Disorders” and “Rage to Reason: Behavior Intervention for the Treatment of Explosive Behavior in Children with Emotional Disorders”
Amy has a masters degree in Special Education and frequently presents at workshops and conferences throughout the Midwest. As a faculty member at the University of Missouri Saint Louis, Amy teaches course-work in Autism Studies and Applied Behavior Analysis for the Masters Program in Special Education and BCBA certification.
Angie began her career with The Center for Autism Education in 2002. Over the years, she has held many roles in the agency and became the Executive Director in 2015. Angie is a certified teacher and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Special Education from Lindenwood University. Working in the field of education has always been a passion for Angie. “This career path has changed my life personally and professionally. I really could not imagine doing anything else.”
The purpose of life is to serve , and to show compassion and the will to help others. -Albert Schweitzer
Stefanie has been with The Center for Autism Education since the start of the agency in 2002. Her background is in Special Education which she studied at Culver Stockton College and The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her passion has always been working with children and students in an academic environment. “I feel blessed and honored to be able to work with the students and staff that I do everyday. I am very lucky to have a job that I love.”
If a child can’t learn the way we teach maybe we should teach them the way they learn. – Ignacio Estrada
Andrew started working at The Center for Autism Education in July 2005. While at the agency he has worked in almost every facet from Behavior Assistant, to Program Director and Special Education Teacher to his current role as Educational Director. Andrew has his Bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University in Criminal Justice and a Master Degree from Fontbonne University in Special Education.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
Support Services Director
Keegan has been employed with The Center for Autism Education since 2013. In his current role, he oversees the Adult Day Program, In home Behavior Services and The Vocational Program. Keegan graduated from The University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Social Work, Psychology, and American Sign Language. Keegan’s mission at the agency is to ensure quality programs which promote independence and high quality of life for all participants.
Be excellent to each other! – Bill S. Preston