About Us

About the Lonestar Day Program

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Lone Star Day Program is a Christ-centered organization in Tyler, Texas, dedicated to helping people with social, communication, and behavioral challenges develop the skills needed to reduce maladaptive behaviors. In every program Lone Star Day Program offers, our goal is to better facilitate participation within families and communities.

We are locally run and operated in the Tyler-Lindale area and contribute and give back to the local community. Contact us for more information and partnerships with your school, church, or organization.

Meet our Company Leadership

Jeff and Kim Butler

Founder and owner of the company, she has centered the organization around principles of family and local support.

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Kelly Bivens, BCBA

Kelly Bivens graduated with a Master's degree in Special Education through the Educational Psychology program from the University of Houston in 2004. She was a certified teacher in the state of Texas, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Texas. Kelly began her career in the field working in various in-home ABA programs under the supervision of several nationally and locally recognized Behavior Analysts for 6 years before becoming a certified teacher. She taught in the elementary setting in self-contained and inclusion settings for 3 years.

In June 2004, she was recruited to serve as a supervising Behavior Analyst in the one of the first day treatment programs in the Houston area at Texana Center, and aided in the growth of that program from 2 to 50 participants. As the number of Behavior Analysts grew, she served as the Lead Behavior Analyst until 2011. In this role, she not only served individuals with autism and their families- she also trained and supervised professional and technical staff members and developed a fully integrated mock preschool program. Kelly then delved into private practice and provided consultation services for in-home programs and agencies for people with disabilities ranging from age 2 to adulthood. She developed the framework for and served as Clinical Director in notable clinical programs that focused on innovative treatment programs maximized through insurance and various grant services. Currently, she serves as a Co-founder and Clinical Service Director of The Grove ABA.

Katie Rhedin, BCBA

Katherine (Katie) Rhedin has a passion for working with individuals with special needs. A BCBA for over 6 years, she has a wealth of experience working with youth through adults and across abilities. She received her masters in applied behavior science from Ball State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Before discovering the world of ABA, Katie was the coordinator for a recreation based adult day program in the suburbs of Chicago and a Special Olympics coach. Katie loves spending her time outside of work with her husband and two young daughters and traveling, domestic and abroad, but especially visiting the Disney Parks.

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