Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD

Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD

Title: Founder
Company: Bridging Autism Services; Integrative Learning Consultants
Location: Springdale, Arkansas, United States

Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD, Founder at Bridging Autism Services and Integrative Learning Consultants Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in behavioral health.

With more than two decades serving in education and health care, Dr. Mrla founded Learning and Behavior Consulting Inc., and is now working to promote favorable outcomes for those living with developmental, behavioral and learning challenges through her new ventures, Integrative Learning Consultants and Bridging Autism Services. This work will focus on solutions through integrative educational and health care models with a mission of providing resources for advocacy, research and dissemination of educational and health care initiatives to ensure holistic, integrative, value-based models of care are embedded within our current systems, leading to the highest-quality outcomes for all.

After completing coursework in the College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 1991 to 1993, Dr. Mrla obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in English language and literature from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1998 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in middle grades English language arts from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky in 2004. Dr. Mrla later continued her education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a graduate certificate in teaching English language learners in 2011 and a Doctor of Philosophy in education curriculum and instruction in 2016.

Dr. Mrla has been a tireless advocate for treating children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as other developmental, learning and behavior disabilities. Excelling as the founder, president and executive director of Bridging Autism Services since 2022, she has further found success as the founder and chief executive officer for Learning & Behavior Consulting since 2019. The former founder and president of Learning and Behavior Solutions between 2016 and 2022, she previously worked for Springdale Public Schools from 2008 to 2016, the University of Arkansas Autism Clinic from 2013 to 2014 and the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Mrla began her career was a special education and reading teacher with Jefferson County Schools, Bullitt County Schools and Spencer County Schools between 2000 to 2006.

For the past five years, Dr. Mrla has been active with the Arkansas Association for Behavior Analysis in a number of positions, including as vice president, president-elect, president, president, secretary, chairperson of the legal and ethics committee and chairperson of the practitioner committee. Her additional memberships include the Council of Autism Service Providers, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Council for Exceptional Children and the Association for Curriculum Development. Dr. Mrla has also been distinguished as a prolific speaker, lecturer and published author.

In the coming years, Dr. Mrla intends to open additional clinics in rural areas. In addition, she is working on an advocacy piece that focuses on removing the barriers to access not just children with autism but also to children with Down Syndrome.

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