Jill Scarbro, MS, BCBA

Founder & Director

Jill has provided Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with autism and other disabilities since 1997. Jill earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with concentrations in mental impairments and physical handicaps from Marshall University and a master of science in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas in 2004. After operating a private practice in Texas, Jill and her daughter Caroline returned home to West Virginia in 2006, where Jill became the first Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in southern West Virginia, and CEO / Owner of Bright Futures Learning Services. As a founding member of Mountaineer Autism Project, she worked to pass autism insurance legislation. Jill is a founding member and past president of the West Virginia Behavior Analysis Association, and Founder of Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES). Jill was a member of the inaugural class of the WV Healthcare Hall of Fame in 2019 and has been recognized by the state and federal Small Business Administration. The Administration named Jill the National Small Business Person of the Year in 2022.

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Community Autism Resources and Education Systems is a non-profit focused on increasing access to evidence-based services while providing education, advocacy, and community outreach to empower West Virginia children on the autism spectrum and their families.

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