PACE Experience
PACE Place
Three Professionals

Katherine A. Calouri, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Dr. Calouri is the co-founder and Clinical
Director of P.A.C.E., Inc. and PACE Place.  
Kathi has been working with children with
Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD) since 1982
in clinical and educational settings.  She
earned her B.A. from Claremont McKenna
College while training at the Autism Clinic at
the Claremont Graduate School in California
under the supervision of Dr. Laura
Schreibman and Dr. Marjorie Charlop. She
worked as a classroom teacher with the
Columbia Regional Program for Autism in
Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Calouri earned her M.A.
and Ph.D. at UCLA where she supervised the
Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children
under the supervision of Dr. Ivar Lovaas.  With
compassion and common-sense wisdom,
Kathi utilizes her experience to inspire parents
toward positive change within the family.
Katherine A. Calouri, Ph.D.,
kcalouri@paceplace.org
Kathi is very down to earth and non-pretentious.  She is easy to understand and
quite brilliant.  Matt, WI (Parent)

From Kathi I got a lot of tactical nitty-gritty that we use all the time.  She supported me
to have high expectations.  She was very level-headed.  Jody, ID (Parent)

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Eric J. Hamblen,
Program Director Certified (RDI™) Consultant, 2003-2006.
Eric Hamblen is the co-founder and Program
Director of PACE, Inc. and PACE Place.  Eric
has been working with children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 1985 in both
private and public settings.  Eric worked at the
UCLA Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of
Children under the direction of Dr. Ivar
Lovaas.  Eric completed the RDITM  
Certification under Dr. Steve Gutstein (Certified
RDITM Consultant, 2003-2006).   Eric has
provided consultations and training to families
and professionals all over the world and has
presented at  international seminars.  Eric’s
passion is combining social learning with the
outdoors.  Eric enjoys facilitating recreational
adventures for children and their families such
as camping, backpacking, and experiencing
challenge courses.  Eric enjoys helping
families think through their challenges and
together find dynamic solutions.
Eric J. Hamblen
ehamblen@paceplace.org
.
Eric was phenomenal in his ability to assimilate knowledge and various techniques
and apply them to a child in the form of play or experiences.  Joshua, MT  (Parent)

Eric has great intuition.  He was able to provide a commentary as to what our
daughter was doing.  Her randomness suddenly made sense.  Laurie, CA (Parent

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Steve Ryan, MA, CCC,
Speech-Language Pathologist Certified (RDI™) Consultant, 2005-2006.
Steve Ryan is a licensed Speech-Language
Pathologist.  Steve earned his B.S. from
Western Illinois University and his M.A. in
Speech-Language Pathology and Linguistics
at Northern Illinois University.  As a graduate
student, Steve was selected to be a member
of an elite team of faculty and graduate
students whose group focus was to develop
and implement a dynamic, family systems
model of intervention for families who had a
member with a communication disorder.  
Steve began developing the speech and
language program at Project P.A.C.E., Inc. in
1999.  His approach is well grounded in the
principles of ABA and he incorporates a
delicate balance between child-directed
interactions and adult-directed interactions.  
Steve has developed a strong reputation for
the effective way he uses movement to
develop a child’s desire to initiate, respond,
and attend to social interaction.
Steve Ryan, MA, CCC
sryan@paceplace.org
Steve has an uncanny ability to read the face of a child and know when to change his
plan and when to stick with it.  Tim, MN (Parent)

Steve does everything so easily.  You never feel like you are “working.”  Rebecca, OR
(Parent)

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