Kaye Otten, Ph.D.

Kaye Otten is currently an assistant professior at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education. Prior to this position, Kaye worked for over twenty years in public school district most recently as behavioral and autism specialist for the Lee’s Summit R-VII School District in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has held positions as both a general and special educator and has experience working with all ages and ability levels. Kaye is the Co-Founder of Camp Encourage, a not for profit organization which provides one of the only overnight camps in the United States for children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Otten presents nationally and internationally on the topics related to functional based thinking and providing three-tiered positive behavioral supports in public schools. She is the co-author of How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Read-to-Use Interventions That Work in addition to several book chapters, and articles.


MSLBD Awards, Recognitions, Video Links

2002 MSLBD Doctoral Stipend Award Recipient, Kaye Otten

Educator Talk About Memorable Students, 30th Anniversary Celebration 2012 Symposium, Kaye Otten

Interviews with Professionals About Students, Careers, & More,  Kaye Otten, Bev Johns, Kathleen Lynne Lane, Mary Beth Nolls

Keynote Presenter, 2016 Conference on Behavior Issues for School Leaders