Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of Kids Play Gym is to be a leading developmental resource for children and their families by offering inclusive, on-site ABA, occupational, recreational, and speech therapies in a thoughtfully designed play space that encourages physical, neurological, and social growth while fostering supportive relationships with parents, professionals, and community groups.

Our Promise

Kids Play Gym will provide a safe and clean environment with engaging and adaptive play equipment that can be used for free play or therapy services to build physical and social skills of children. Our team will provide inclusive, professional care with compassion to all kids and their families, placing value on supportive relationships and building connections between families and community partners.

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The Team

Kat Rader

Owner, Executive Director

Kat Rader graduated from Ball State University in 1999, with a Bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Social Work. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, and over 15 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the years she has managed group homes, was a lead teacher for 10 three year olds, worked as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist, and ... Learn More

Andy Rader

Owner, CFO, IT, Facilities Manager

Andy Rader has his Journeyman Electrician Licensure, and has been a union electrician for over 12 years. He enjoyed designing and building all of the wonderful equipment that KPG has to offer. He looks forward to the expansion of the gym to encompass “Kids Play CIty”, and designing and fabricating a train that children can ride on and enjoy. Learn More

Marissa Parr-Scott

Office Manager

Marissa Parr-Scott moved to Bloomington from Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2017. She has been with Kids Play Gym since November 2018. After graduating with a Legal Studies degree in 2008, Marissa has spent her career in family and child social services and has years of experience working with families in many capacities. She enjoys seeing both the new and familiar faces that come through the door each day at Kids Play Gym and is excited to be part ... Learn More

Payton Williams

Front Desk Associate

Payton is a student at Indiana University and will graduate as part of the Class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education with a master's degree and pursue biomedical research. She has over 4 years of experience with customer service and is excited to be a part of the Kids Play Gym team. Her favorite thing about working at Kids Play Gym is the fun, positive environment created ... Learn More

Phannie

Happiness Coordinator

Phannie is a 10 year old golden doodle. She has extensive experience in the human services field working with people of all ages. She enjoys getting petted, hugs, and hand shakes. When she is not at Kids Play Gym loving on the people that say “Hi” to her, she is relaxing on her blanket or playing fetch with a ball. She enjoys going hiking, playing in the water, and human interaction. Her favorite part of working at Kids Play Gym is all o ... Learn More

Therapists

Anna McCullough

Clinical Director, BCBA

Anna moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 2015. She loves this community and loves working with children with autism here. She has worked with children on the spectrum since 2010. She attended Purdue University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. She then attended Ball State University where she earned her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a certificate in Autism. She passed the National Board ... Learn More

Karena Robertson

Behavior Support Consultant, BCBA

Karena is a Behavior Consultant for behavioral support services at Kids Play Gym. Karena has been providing behavior analytic services for ten years, with the past seven years dedicated to supporting individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, in Bloomington and the surrounding areas. She received her bachelors of arts in Secondary Education at Indiana University before obtaining a master’s degree in Applied Behavio ... Learn More

Danielle Bifulco

Occupational Therapist

Danielle has a passion for working with children and families, hoping to make a difference in their lives. She has always sought out opportunities to work with children--whether it be through work, family, or in the community. She obtained her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Indiana University in 2011. After graduation, she worked as a nurse technician on an acute rehabilitation unit alongside Occupational, Physical, and Speech Thera ... Learn More

Sarah Beck

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah attended Ball State University for her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She continued for her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. While on one of two internships, she developed her passion for working with children of all ages. During this internship, upon seeing a need and feeling she had an idea from which students could benefit, she used after-school time to develop and run a soci ... Learn More

Jillian Pino

Registered Behavior Technician

Jillian has been with KPG since August 2018 as a Registered Behavior Technician. She graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor in Science and a triple minor in sociology, counseling, and social welfare advocacy. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University to then test to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Having the opportunity to play and create a positive connecti ... Learn More

Ashlee Simmons

Registered Behavior Technician

Ashlee graduated from Indiana University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a focus on studio arts. She was a substitute teacher and taught for two years in the public schools, then a friend of hers introduced her to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). She fell in love with the field and has been working with children with an ASD diagnosis for over five years. She has provided services to children in the home, sc ... Learn More

Kam Hurrle

Registered Behavior Technician

Kam grew up in a huge family surrounded by children of all ages and has had a passion for childcare ever since. He has been an RBT since 2014, and is a returning IU student. He loves learning about behavior, play based therapy, and ASD. He has worked with a diverse group of typically and atypically developing children ranging from infancy to teenagers. He also has a passion in tea and botany, spends a lot of his time hiking and adventuring w ... Learn More

Mia Parker

Mia has a background of teaching movement, music, and yoga to newborns-six year olds. She has a passion for incorporating daily yoga and creative movement into a growing child's routine. The children Mia taught derived enormous benefits from daily exercise and yoga such as: flexibility, coordination, strength, and body awareness. These skills greatly benefited their focus and concentration throughout their day. Mia has additionally supporte ... Learn More