Mea’Alofa Autism Support Center

Ashley Colon

Ashley Colon completed her undergraduate degree with a Dual English/Elementary Education degree in 2005 from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Literacy in 2007 from the State University at Oswego in Oswego, New York thereafter. 

Upon obtaining her Master’s she relocated to Virginia where she began her career as a Special Education Teacher through Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP). During her 13 years teaching in this program she served students from the ages of 4 through 22 years of age in a variety of programs to include Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Center Based and transition/community based settings. During the Extended School Year program she served as an Educational Specialist, and as a mentor for more than half of the years that she worked for SECEP. 

Throughout this time in SECEP, Ashley also completed coursework to become a Behavior Analyst through the Florida Institute of Technology. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in February 2014. 

During this time, Ashley was also one of the first employees to help her mentor start up a private ABA program, EMG Consulting. She maintains her employment with EMG Consulting, which was recently named the fourth best small business in Virginia. 

Ashley transitioned to Hampton City Public Schools, taking the position of a Self Contained Special Education Teacher in 2019. In her first year there, she was selected Teacher of the Year for her school. She is a member of the Principal Advisory team and has been a certified mentor for several years. 

She is currently back in school and completing coursework to obtain her endorsements in Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language.  

Ashley is a proud mom to two beautiful girls, Alena (14) and Alexis (11), who keep her busy with ice skating and marching band competitions in all of the free moments that she is not working. 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors