Debbie Ide

Debbie Ide, Co-Founder

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, Central Michigan University

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University. For the first decade of her career she was a computer programmer on the east coast, developing customized communications applications for clients. A move to the west coast prompted a second career as the owner of a desktop publishing business—marrying her love of technology with her need for creative expression. The birth of twins in 1997 prompted a career change to full-time mom. When her son was diagnosed with autism in 1999 it launched the beginning of a new chapter and a new career direction. After successfully managing an intensive home ABA program for her son for several years, the family moved back to the Midwest in 2006 and became immersed in the autism community. Debbie assumed a leadership role in a not-for-profit autism organization for nearly two years, and in 2010 helped found Cornerstone Autism Center. You can connect with Debbie at


Ken Weadick

Ken Weadick, Co-Founder

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Masters in Educational Psychology and Special Education, Ball State
Graduate Certificates in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State
Bachelor of Science in Behavior and Social Sciences, Indiana University

Ken Weadick holds a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Indiana University and has completed a master’s degree in Special Education and Educational Psychology from Ball State University. During his pursuit of a Doctorate in Special Education, Weadick has earned postgraduate certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

As Clinical Director for Cornerstone Autism Center, Weadick guides a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) whose expertise supports the assessment process. Each BCBA holds a master’s degree and has demonstrated competence in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which focuses on behavioral relationships between a child and his or her environment. A BCBA thoroughly assesses a child’s baseline functions and looks at possible factors within their environment that may contribute to the behavior.