Meet Your Dedicated Team
At Forbes AAC, we recognize the value of having individual points of contact while working through the process of procuring an AAC device. We believe it is critical to connect you with a team that specializes in your local region. For this reason, we have teams of Assistive Technology Specialists and Funding Coordinators to manage specific geographic regions of the country.
Abby Killion, MOT, OTR/L - Assistive Technology Specialist
Abby Killion hails from Lee’s Summit, outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Attending college, she completed her undergraduate at the University of Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. During her time at college, she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, which believed in striving to succeed academically as well as philanthropically. As part of her commitment to this belief, Abby worked closely as a volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This organization works to give a voice and an advocate for children in the foster care system.
After completing her academics at Mizzou, she was accepted to Maryville University in St. Louis, where she graduated with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Following graduation, she landed her then dream job at Children’s Therapy Center in Columbia, Missouri. Abby worked in pediatrics with children who had a range of challenging diagnoses and therapy needs. She was an integral part of the Intensive Team, working directly with the kids who would attend for one month and receive two hours of occupational therapy per day as well as physical therapy and speech therapy. Many of these children would be trialing various types of alternative and augmentative communication devices and access methods. This built the foundation for Abby to become familiar and even proficient with AAC technology and in her words, “It was amazing to see these kids become expressive and communicative in this way!”.
As if she was not busy enough, Abby will continue to work with Missouri First Steps, the state’s early intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to age three, with disabilities or developmental delays, fulfilling her love and commitment for working with children. In her spare time, Abby loves to do Orangetheory workouts and spending as much time outside as possible. She loves traveling to see all different parts of the country, like Colorado, Florida, and Arizona or making her way back to Kansas City to spend time with family and old friends.
If you are interested in products or services, you can reach Whitley by phone or email:
Phone: 419.589.7688 ext 204 or direct 573.615.3693
Chasity Cadle - Funding Supervisor
Chasity joined the Forbes AAC team in 2015. As a Funding Coordinator, she works closely with caregivers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other team members to get clients the equipment they need. Chasity is experienced in procuring funding throughout various regions of the country; she is an expert in processing authorizations and claims for Medicaid, managed care plans, private insurances and waiver programs.
Chasity and Abby work together to ensure that their clients get the AAC devices and accessories they need, as efficiently as possible.
If you have any questions about funding or eligibility, you can reach Chasity by phone or email:
Phone 419.589.7688 ext 221