Elliott & Associates

Professional Staff

Ascendant Consulting, Inc. encompasses a team of professionals that are available to meet the life care planning and vocational rehabilitation needs of clients throughout Mississippi and the Southeastern United States. Our qualified experts include:


David E. Stewart, M.A., CRC, CLCP, ABDA

David Stewart is the founder of Ascendant Consulting, Inc. He has 30 years’ experience in rehabilitation, with over 20 years of rehabilitation supervisory experience. Mr. Stewart has held leadership positions in the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and has presented on rehabilitation-related topics in a variety of national and regional forums.

Allison E. Shipp, PhD, CRC
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Dr. Allison Shipp has worked with individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. She has a doctorate degree from Auburn University (2008) in rehabilitation counseling and special education. She has extensive experience as an assistive technology practitioner and evaluator, writing thousands of reports and providing recommendations for individuals with disabilities for school, work, and life. Dr. Shipp’s areas of practice include Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluations, Vocational Expert Testimony, Workers’ Compensation, Labor & Employment Law, Assistive Technology, Home Modifications, Reasonable Accommodations, and Labor Market Research.



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