Ashley Grays is a first-year doctoral student in the Exceptional Education program at the University of Central Florida. She earned her B.S. at Florida International University in Early Childhood Education and her M.Ed at the University of North Florida in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration of Early Childhood Educational Leadership. She is pursuing her graduate certificate in Behavior Analysis and has worked as a Registered Behavior Technician implementing skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans to support children with special needs. She has worked in various early education settings; from lower socio-economic communities to Head Start/Early Head Start. It was there that she realized the disparity in the services received by marginalized communities including students with special needs. Her research interests include teacher preparation for early education with a specific focus on early intervention and accommodations.