Ben Aaronson, Ed.S.

Camp Director

Ben has been with UW Autism Center since 2007. He received training at the NYU Child Study Center, the Yale Child Study Center, and the UW Autism Center. Ben has worked at camps from New York to Seattle, including the NYU Summer Program for Kids and Seattle Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp, and served in just about every position from Cabin Counselor to Camp Director.

Apex Summer Camp - UW Autism Center - Box 357920 - Seattle, WA 98195 - - 206.221.CAMP (2267) - Fax: 206.685.8490


Amy Compton, Ed.S.

Assistant Director

Amy is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington and a clinical trainee at the UW Autism Center. She joined Apex as a Team Lead in 2013 and has been an assistant director since June 2015. Amy is a certified school psychologist and has experience working and interning in a variety of settings including public schools, private practice, and hospitals.

Daniel Campa, Ed.S.

Assistant Director

Danny is a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of Washington. He completed an internship in the Edmonds School District and works as an Assessment Consultant for Rainier Scholars, a non-profit educational organization which serves students of color. Danny has served as a lead at Apex since June 2013.

Ashley Penney, M.Ed, BCBA

Behavior and Education Consultant

Ashley is a behavior and education consultant at the UW Autism Center. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Washington with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009. Ashley has experience in early intervention, applied behavior analysis, and providing workshops and trainings. Ashley became a board certified behavior analyst in 2009.

Amy Rodda, Ph.C., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Amy is a speech-language pathologist at the UW Autism Center.  She received her Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in 2004, is PROMPT trained, certified as an Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist, and currently is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. Amy has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, in private homes providing early intervention services, and private practice. 

Erin Baumler, B.A.

Camp Coordinator

Erin has been a lead counselor at APEX Summer Camp for the past two years during both the summer and year-long booster programs. She earned her B.A. in Biology from Scripps College. Prior to joining the UW Autism Center, she worked three years in the personalized learning program at the Mercer Island School District. She has experience working with pre-school through middle school aged children with ASD, ADHD and their typical peers in educational, summer camp, and team sports settings.


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