Team Members


Michele DeBerry

Michele DeMichele DeBerryBerry, MS CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, The Oklahoma Autism Network
Director, The Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities
(405) 271-2131, ext 47123


Ed.D. Candidate
MS, University of Oklahoma
BS, University of Oklahoma 


Michele DeBerry recently joined the College of Allied Health as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  She is the Director of the Oklahoma Autism Network and the Director of the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities.  Michele earned her B.S. in Communication Disorders and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Allied Health.   Michele is completing her Ed.D. in Education Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum from the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus.

Michele has worked in the field of special education for the past 29 years serving students and families from birth to age 22.  Before joining OUHSC-COAH, Michele worked in Oklahoma public schools as a district level administrator, a speech language pathologist, school psychometrist, and most recently at the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Arc of Oklahoma to help advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Through her experiences working with many professional and community stakeholders, it is her goal to always strive to build consensus, understand diversity, and create respectful dynamics.  Being an advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families is Michele’s passion.  She enjoys serving as a resource for parents, general education and special education teachers, related service providers, school district administrators, and evaluation and eligibility teams. 

Research Interest:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Specific Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia
  • Communication Disabilities
  • Inclusion
  • School-based Special Education Services
  • Parent Advocacy and Training
  • Trauma-informed Supports and Interventions

Ginger Glenn Wells

Ginger Glenn WellsGinger Glenn Wells, MSW
Special Projects Coordinator
(405) 271-7476

MSW, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma- 1986
BA, Social Welfare, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas-1979

Grants / Contracts:
Special Projects Coordinator-ConnectedKids Research Project-Training parents to use developmental and behavioral strategies with their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ginger joined the Oklahoma Autism Network in October, 2011. She has worked with families touched by disability for the past 24 years through the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program as a Transition Resource Coordinator and the Oklahoma Infant Transition Program as a social worker in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While with SoonerStart, Ginger coordinated early intervention services for children age 2yrs to 3yrs and assisted the family and child in transitioning to community programs following EI services. Ginger has also worked as the Parent Aide Coordinator and parent group leader for parents court ordered into parenting classes with the Parents Assistance Center. Prior work also includes Social Worker with Child Protective Services through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and elementary age caseworker at the United Methodist Children’s Home in Tahlequah, OK.  Ginger is the project coordinator for the ConnectedKids and ConnectedFamilies programs.  She is the primary point of contact for both programs and provides service coordination for families in the ConnectedKids program.  She provides training and technical assistance to families, with an emphasis on supporting families to access services through their local public school and other state programs. 

Research Interest:

  • Autism
  • Parent Advocacy
  • Inclusion
  • Early intervention
  • IEP process

Aubrey Ralstin

Aubrey Ralstin, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Behavior Analyst
(405) 271-7476


M.Ed., Special Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2016

B.S., Biology, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK, 2012

Societies and Organizations

Member, Standard Celeration Society


Aubrey Ralstin is a behavior analyst for the Oklahoma Autism Network (OAN) in the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities and Autism. She has worked with families and individuals with disabilities since 2012, and was a research assistant for the ConnectedKids program, a parent training program for parents of young children with autism. Aubrey provides service to support students and teachers in the classroom through contracted services with Norman Public Schools. She also provides training through the OAN for families and professionals.

Research Interest:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parent Training in Developmental and Behavioral Strategies
  • Early Intervention
  • Naturalistic Behavior Interventions
  • Precision Teaching
  • Early-childhood inclusion programs
  • Developmental Disabilities