Akeem was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in psychology. Shortly after graduating, Akeem interviewed for a position counseling at-risk teens. During the interview, Akeem was told that he had the personality to work with individuals with unique needs. Not knowing much about autism or Down syndrome at the time, Akeem was hesitant initially but ultimately accepted the position, and we at ReClif are so thankful that he found his calling and has never looked back. Akeem has worked in multiple settings including hospitals, centers, schools, and in-home therapy providing ABA and parent training as a registered behavior technician for individuals with unique needs. Other activities include serving at his local church as a teacher of Bible doctrine to teens and strength training daily for exercise. Akeem has proven to be an integral part of ReClif, receiving certifications in both Special-Fit and Interactive Metronome, mastering the FITLIGHT programs, and delving into Spelling to Communicate training.
“I have been an ABA therapist for the past nine years and really love the opportunity to be able to assist people with unique needs to manage their behaviors in a manner that best suits each individual. Once I was introduced to ReClif, I was blown away by how they presume competence and use fitness and other means to train the brain as well as the body. I knew that I had to be a part of what is happening at ReClif! I look forward to integrating my ABA experience and passion for physical fitness with IM, FITLIGHT, and S2C in order to serve the individuals and their families at ReClif.”