Jill Scarbro-McLaury is the Owner of Bright Futures Learning Services headquartered in Winfield, West Virginia – in Putnam County.

Jill was just named Small Business Administration – Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for 2019.  Which is incredible!

Bright Futures is a team of committed people who believe that every child can – and has the right to -learn…

Jill has provided Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with autism and other disabilities since 1997.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with concentrations in mental impairments and physical handicaps from Marshall University in 1999, and continued her focus on autism intervention by receiving 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 Director / Owner of Bright Futures Learning Services.

Jill maintains close contact with national experts and strives to assure that Bright Futures stays on the cutting edge of the field. As a founding member of Mountaineer Autism Project, she worked to pass autism insurance legislation and continues to work towards systems change that gives access to evidence based treatment to all of West Virginia.

Jill is the Founder of Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES), a founding member and past president of the West Virginia Behavior Analysis Association, and West Virginia’s Policy Chair for Autism Speaks.

I invited Jill on the show today to talk about her company and share her story, and to give our audience some valuable insight into her business in West Virginia.