Kristin Bayley: Clinical Director
Kristin started her career in behaviour analysis in 1998, working for New England Center for Children, recognised as a global leader in education for children with autism and related disabilities. During her 4 years at NECC, she worked in the residential setting with adolescents and in home programs with preschool children. After completing her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis, she moved to London to work as a program consultant at TreeHouse School (now known as Ambitious for Autism), and became certified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2003. Whilst at TreeHouse, she also led a team which opened an ABA specialist support classroom in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After relocating to Sydney in 2007, she commenced her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology program at Macquarie University, finishing 4 years (and 2 children) later. After working for a year at The Shepherd Centre, as specialist service for children with hearing impairments, she struck out on her own into private practice.
Kristin has always had a clear idea of the business she wanted to create. She believes deeply in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the significant positive impact it can have for children with ASD and their families. With TMB, she is hoping to offer a service that 1) provides effective programs of the highest standard 2) works closely with families to provide the support they need during their journey, and 3) educate parents, teachers and allied health professionals in the application of the principles of behaviour analysis in their daily practice.
In 2019, Kristin was given an incredible opportunity to lead the development and delivery of the second graduate programs in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Australia at Griffith University. She now spends three days per week as Senior Lecturer and Acting Program Director of the ABA programs. Kristin feels privileged to have such an important role in the growth of the ABA field here in Australia.
People often ask how Kristin came up with the name, To the Moon & Back. It all started on a bus into the Sydney CBD as Kristin was heading to a workshop. Just that morning, her son, then 3 years old, had held her in a cuddle and whispered ‘I love you to the moon and back times a thousand million.’ As Kristin sat on the bus, thinking of that moment, it occurred to her that nothing else could better capture the essence of what she wanted to achieve with her new business.
A parent’s love for the children is boundless.
When equipped with the right tools, there is no limit to what children and their families can achieve.