The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), the global leader in training and certification on autism and cognitive disorders, announced today the appointment of Martha Aki to its executive advisory board. Aki is currently the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program Director in Katy Independent School District in Katy, Texas. Her experience and innovative practices for children within ECI (which have earned Katy ISD five educational foundation grants) will strengthen IBCCES’ impact in educational settings.
“With servant leadership at the core, I am passionate about spreading the word about the importance of early intervention,” said Martha Aki. “The difference is made through servant leadership where mentoring staff and other state directors is key. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally.”
Aki has been the with ECI Program in Katy Independent School District for 28 years. In her 40 years as an educator, she has also been a teacher of students with auditory impairments, teacher of the early childhood special education program as well as a kindergarten teacher. Aki is also the Chair of the Texas Council of ECI Program Directors Consortia and serves on the Katy Independent School District Special Education Leadership Team and coordinates the transition of students from ECI to other special services once they pass age 3. In addition, Aki represented the state of Texas as a Part C representative at the IDEA Data Center for State Analysis Plan for the United States. She has also worked with various Texas Legislators and Texans Care for Children to move initiatives and new legislation benefiting the ECI child.
“We’re very excited to welcome Martha to the IBCCES Board of Advisors,” said Myron Pincomb, Board Chairman IBCCES. “Her passion and professionalism are unmatched, and we know she will be a huge asset to our board as we continue our organizational mission and widen our social impact.”
For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES works in all 50 states and over 80 countries to provide certification and training programs in cognitive disorders such as autism, mental health, and neurodiversity to education, healthcare and corporate professionals. The IBCCES Board represents a wide range of experts in areas such as neurology, psychology, applied behavior analysis, and special education, as well as leading autism self-advocates.
Delivering The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders –
IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders. As the only training and certification program endorsed by The Autism Society of America, one of the largest grassroots autism organizations in the world, IBCCES is committed to increasing the quality of life and services provided to individuals on the spectrum.