Clay White, LLC is made up many Master's level professionals dedicated to providing additional therapeutic services to children already receiving Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and/or Special Education services. We work with children with learning disabilities and dyslexia as well as those with Asperger's and autism. We have an in-depth understanding of developmental issues and how they relate to socialization, group awareness, and self-esteem.
Clay White, M.Ed. For over 30 years, Clay has worked with children with sensory processing and motor coordination issues in a wide variety of public and private institutions. He has received state-wide as well as national awards for his work with hundreds of children in Atlanta every year. He has developed life-long friendships with scores of professional colleagues over the years, many of whom are directly involved with the PEOTSI DAY CAMP.
Dyed in the wool TARHEEL.
Amity Stevens, M.S., OTR/L
Amity hiked with Outdoor Sensory Adventures for 3 years before joining the Social Club staff several years ago. She was also a Super Saturday group leader for 3 years before becoming the lead OT at camp. Amity started as the Red Group leader when camp began four years ago and now she leads Red Group, Gold Group, and Platinum Group! Last year she and David Lankford lead the Gold Group to their first overnight adventure. During the school year Amity is a contract OT for Forsyth County Schools, works at Children in Motion as a pediatric Occupational Therapist (www.childreninmotion.com), and works with several pre-schools and private schools proving therapy. Her inspiration for becoming an OT stems from having a younger sister with special needs and her love for working with children.
KSU and Brenau grad. Boomer Sooner and Go Gators!
Stephanie Young, M.S.,OTR/L Steph did her master's thesis on the effectiveness of the Outdoor Sensory Adventures program while hiking with us 4 years. In her spare time she builds sensory playgrounds for Ukranian orphanages (no kidding). Stephanie Young will run bicycling and the Engine Club. During the school year, Steph is an OT at Atlanta Speech School.
Diehard Bulldog fan.
Brian Ivey, B.A.
Brian has worked with Clay White, LLC for eighteen years, and currently
teaches at the High Meadows School. That experience comes in handy when taking
kids on a day trip. Whether it’s tubing down the river in Helen, zip lining
across the lake at Camp Calvin, or playing with rabbits and pigs at Morning Glory Farm, Brian makes sure everyone has fun and gets back on time. With three kids of his own, Brian has an invaluable perspective when it comes to balancing excitement with safety.
Kennesaw State Owls.
Ryan started hiking with us at age 11 just to shadow her extremely
challenged step brother. The step brother didn't stay around too long,
but Ryan did. She has worked with all facets of Clay White, LLC programs
for the last twelve years, demonstrating a level headedness and dependability
well beyond her years. Ryan now works at Hirsch Academy during the school year.
Big Jeff Mitschele, B.A. Big Jeff started Fishing with Mitch 30 years ago and has applied it to every special population imaginable. Working with Clay for the past 20 years, he has hiked, run PEOTSI sports programs, lead Social Club groups, and conducted the fishing portion of Super Saturdays for 7 years. Jeff teaches at Hirsch Academy.
Louisville Cardinals & Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Ryan Mitchell, B.S., OTR/L, SIPT developed a love of
the outdoors and outdoor adventures as a teenager while
earning his Eagle Scout Award. He continues to volunteer
in the scouting program and participates in hikes, camping
trips, and most recently swimming with the manatees in
Florida. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate.
He combines his love of Karate and children with special
needs in a special needs karate program
(www.wcakarate.com). He has run the program for the past
8 years and has seen many gain confidence and accomplish
goals that were previously thought to be unreachable. Ryan
is currently an occupational therapist for Gwinnett County
Public Schools. Ryan received his degree through the
Medical College of Georgia and is a die-hard Atlanta
UT Volunteer fan.
Jenae Rose, M.A.
With her undergraduate degree in exercise science and her
masters in special education, Jenae was bound to end up
with us. She grew up playing tennis, basketball and
captained the Kennesaw State women's soccer team to a
national championship. Jenae's work experience includes
stints with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Marcus
Institute, and camp programs with the YMCA and Kennesaw
State U. She currently works as a special education teacher
in Forsyth county schools.
Gudny Jonsdottir is from Iceland and a graduate of the
Iceland University of Education with her degree in
Developmental Therapy. Her specialties include autism, ADHD, and speech difficulties. Her 13 years of experience have included stints in Iceland, India, and Atlanta. Gudny moved to Atlanta with her husband in 2008 and found work at Hirsch Academy as the Occupational Therapy assistant. She has extensive Floortime training through Floortime Atlanta. In her spare time, Gudny participates in a women's roller derby league... seriously.
Iceland University Vikings.
Jenny Welty, Ed.S., ATR began her carreer in Art Therapy working with Clay in residential treatment centers 20 years ago. She has honed her skills as a therapist with numerous special populations in numerous settings over the last two decades.
A casual Bulldog fan.
Beth Hampshire, NMT, MT-BC has done music therapy for twelve years. She owns and operates Music
Therapy Services of Atlanta, which specializes in autism and other neurological
conditions. Beth has provided MT groups for the Emory Autism Center , as well as
numerous schools and hospitals around Atlanta. Beth is a graduate of Eastern
Michigan U. and is currently working on an advanced degree through Colorado
Nancy Noel, B.A. Every organization needs an IT person and Nancy is ours. Nancy has dragged Clay White, LLC into the twenty first century; kicking and screamming the entire way. Every email or computer - generated bit of information that comes from our office has Nancy to thank for its existance.
Gayle White, M.Ed.
serves as "Fruitie Tootie",our fruit lady during the afternoon fruit break. With eleven years of special education teaching experience in Fulton County, Gayle is eminantly qualified to slice watermelon, hand out oranges, and determine who has eaten too many grapes. In her spare time, she serves as Clay's wife.
Emory University Eagles.
Carol has been somewhat successful in keeping Clay White, LLC organized for
over a decade. It is a monumental task, but Carol is always taking care of
details, large or small. She ran the front desk at The Schenck School for
years, but now enjoys semi retirement, which includes getting to know many of
the kids and parents in our program. She's like the grandmother everyone should
have. Most importantly, Carol collects money for most of our programs. Don't
mess with Carol.
Desiree' Thomas, M.Ed.
Desiree’ is a DeKalb County elementary school teacher
with eleven years of classroom experience. She has
spent a large portion of her career teaching inclusive
education. She earned her degrees from Saint Leo
University and Kennesaw State University. Her love for
performing and being on stage began at birth! She
started taking improv classes and fell in love with
it. Through her classes she became involved with
Shenanigans, an applied arts and theatre program for
children with autism. Desiree’ is inspired by what
improvisational acting can do to benefit all
children. She brings years of experience, patience, a
love for children, and lots of energy!
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