Bridgette Arno Sparks
Bridgette Arno Sparks is a resident of Middle Georgia. Bridgette graduated from Plattsburg State University with a dual B.S. degree in Special Education and Regular Education (with licensure) and later went on to obtain her master's degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from the Ohio State University. She has worked as a supervisor of respite care for individuals with disabilities and in the New York State Advocacy Resource Program.
Bridgette has been an educational and behavioral consultant to early intervention and treatment programs for all ages in the home, school, therapeutic, clinical, and hospital-based environments. She has taught in and been consultant to many classrooms and agencies on the East Coast. In addition, Bridgette has had extensive training in teaching academic as well as social competency skills to individuals with autism and related disorders. She has been involved in research concerning social competency skills, challenging behaviors, and skill acquisition for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Prior to establishing Puzzle Pieces Intervention Center in July 2009, Bridgette had assisted in the development and worked with Awakenings Medical Center in Macon, Georgia to provide valuable resources to assist clients with biomedical, educational, developmental, and behavioral concerns. Bridgette has also worked closely with the medical community as an education/behavior/learning disabilities specialist for Central Georgia Institute for Developmental Medicine (Formerly: The Medical Center) with Dr. Stephen Copps and Edna Copeland.