M.Ed, BCBA, LABA
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to contribute to the world and individuals with special needs. After volunteering with various special needs organizations in high school, I decided to pursue my dream. I enrolled in Endicott College to receive a bachelors degree in Education. From there, I discovered the world of Applied Behavior Analysis. I went on to attain my masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout my experience, I realized that the current state of transition services needed to be enhanced in order to promote successful adulthood outcomes. In my last year of my studies I completed a thesis on how I believe transition services should be executed in order to achieve success. Finding this success is what I strive to achieve with each individual I have the honor of working with.
Outside of my career I am a happy mother who enjoys skiing, biking, and family time.
M.S, BCBA, LABA
Since graduating college I have worked with children as young as 3 and young adults as old as 22 with special needs. I began my career in this field at a private school for kids with ASD. Since receiving my BCBA and LABA I have moved over to working in public schools districts as well as home-based services. My favorite thing about my jobs has been having the opportunity to help my clients reach their full potential. Whether it’s getting a first job, learning to shop for groceries, or learning a new hobby, these are the moments that make me proud to work with such amazing young people. I am also a proud owner of a rescue dog, and I enjoy running, making music, and spending time with family.
M.S, BCBA, LABA
My interest in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis began when I experienced first-hand how it was like living under the same roof as my older cousin with autism and his mother, my aunt. A yearning to better understand the plight of caregivers influenced me to write about their coping mechanisms for my undergraduate thesis. Upon graduating from college, I may have gathered significant information about their lived experiences but I still longed to take a more active approach to treatment, understanding how to actually help out. As such, I went for my Master of Science in Autism Studies degree from UMass Lowell and the BCBA exam. Fast forward years later, here I am, still enjoying collaborating with families. Outside my professional sphere, I take pleasure in forest bathing, acrylic painting, applying behavior analytic strategies to my son, and trying out different dishes with my family.
M.S, BCBA, LABA
Since beginning my career in ABA 9 years ago, I have had the opportunity to establish positive relationships with many individuals and families. Thanks to my mom, who was a special education teacher for 30 years, I landed a job as a paraprofessional where I supported students diagnosed with ASD and other disabilities in the New York City Public Schools. It was then that I knew I had found my niche (to my mother’s delight!). I went on to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Disability Studies from City University of New York and continued to earn a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I then studied to attain my BCBA and license in Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout my career, I have worked with numerous individuals of all different ages in a variety of settings. Witnessing these individuals make progress toward their goals as well as developing connections with them and their families has been the greatest gift. I am looking forward to supporting individuals while they transition into adulthood and strive to maintain happiness along the way.
Outside of ABA, I am a proud wife and mother of two boys, Stephen and John Patrick and owner of a rescue dog, Freya. We love to spend time together as a family. I also enjoy reading mystery books, running, catching up with friends and watching a good documentary.
I began my career working with children and adults diagnosed with ASD six years ago when working as a support/program assistant during my Associate degree in Human Services. During the years I was completing my bachelor’s in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, I worked as Behavior Technician for New England ABA. I am currently completing a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Studies from UMass Lowell. I thoroughly enjoy working on functional living skills, functional communication, and connecting with families to make a difference in clients’ lives. Outside of ABA, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two beagles, and I love to travel back home to spend time with my parents.