MS, BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
License Behavior Analyst
Julia Zimmerman is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Julia has 17 years of experience including serving children and adults with intellectual disability and behavior disorders across the home, school, day and residential settings. She first received training as an undergraduate using Applied Verbal Behavior in the Auburn University Developmental Disabilities Clinic, an experience which inspired her career in behavior analysis.
Julia completed her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities at Auburn University in 2005. She then joined as faculty in the Psychology Department at Auburn, where she served as Assistant Director of Practicum Training for the ABA Master’s program. Julia led an innovative initiative to provide behavior skills training and in-home services for families through the Department of Human Resources. In 2006, Julia moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked as a behavior analyst and administrator at West Tennessee Family Solutions. She provided services to adults with severe behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities as they transitioned from institutional life to community homes. In 2008, Julia returned to Birmingham and began an 11 year career with Glenwood, Inc., where she served in a variety of positions including BCBA at Allan Cott School, Clinical Coordinator at Children’s Residential Services, Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Services, and Senior Behavior Analyst at Allan Cott School. She gained extensive experience collaborating with teachers to provide clinical and educational services to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and challenging behaviors. Julia also developed and taught ABA-based courses for teachers and paraprofessionals including training to become Registered Behavior Technicians.
Julia has a passion for working with teachers and families to provide empathic, compassionate services for children and adolescents in the school and home settings. She believes the collaboration between a BCBA and the student’s support team is the key to success. She also has a special interest in teaching mindfulness and coping skills for her students, teachers, and caregivers to manage their stress.
Julia lives in Hoover with her husband, Steve, and her two sons, Neal and Reed. She enjoys spending time at the beach and outdoors, teaching and practicing yoga, and serving as team mom for her sons’ baseball teams.