Therapy room at Lighthouse Autism Center with toys on a table with blue chairs and book shelves above

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Gracie

Gracie’s Lighthouse Autism Center Journey

Gracie is a Registered Behavior Technician at our Daleville center and has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since June of 2023. She graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in childhood education. Gracie has one dog and two cats and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with her husband and working out.

What made you decide to apply to Lighthouse?

While student teaching, I realized that I enjoyed working one-on-one with children rather than teaching a full class. When I saw the position at LAC, I was very excited to learn more!

What is your favorite part of working at Lighthouse Autism Center?

My favorite part of working for Lighthouse is watching the progress that all the learners in the center have made since I have began working! Watching them grow and learn new things everyday is so great. I am so thankful for all the wonderful staff at LAC as well. They are all so supportive and caring.

How would you describe your experience working for Lighthouse?

My experience working at Lighthouse has been nothing short of amazing. It is such a rewarding job that I am thankful to be a part of.

Do you have a favorite memory from your time here?

One of my favorite memories from my time at Lighthouse is when we had our fall festival. This was my first event at the center for all of the learners and their families. It was so great to be able to watch the families be able to enjoy a fun evening full of fall activities in a safe and welcoming environment! Not to mention seeing all of the children so happy to be there with their families! 

What advice you would like to share for those interested in a career at Lighthouse Autism Center?

Working at Lighthouse Autism Center is such a fun and rewarding job. There may be hard days here and there, but I believe it is best to stay positive and know that you are making the biggest difference in these children’s lives. 

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