Allison began working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in 1996 teaching Discrete Trial Instruction. She did this while earning her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata College. She began formal training as a Behavior Specialist with a wraparound agency that placed a heavy emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA.). Allison received her training in ABA from Penn State University and achieved her BCBA. Allison has co-presented research on prepositions at the 2004 International Conference in Applied Behavior Analysis, and co-authored a presentation on teaching executive functioning skills accepted for NJ Autism in 2016. Allison currently consults for various ABA companies. She is pursuing her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology while also conducting more research in the area of curriculum design and executive functioning skills.
Amber began working as a Therapeutic Staff Support about 6 years ago in an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) classroom, supporting students with Autism. While working as a student’s 1:1 support, Amber was in a Child and Family Counseling Masters Program. Amber soon realized that she was meant to work with children with special needs. She withdrew from the Counseling Program and enrolled into a Masters of Special Education Program. She also pursed a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and a certificate in Autism. Once she graduated with her Masters degree, she began working for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit fulfilling the roles of a Behavior Analyst, Emotional Itinerant Support, and Autism Itinerant Support. It was there that Amber supported students in Neshaminy School District. While supporting several students with emotional needs Amber realized it was time to go back to graduate school to pursue a second Master’s degree in Counseling to better support all of her students. Amber has a passion for conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, designing Positive Behavior Support Plans, consulting with school staff and parents, and supporting students to learn social skills and emotional regulation. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS).