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Achievement Behavior Services, In-Home ABA Therapy, New York and New Jersey

Our Team

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The Best ABA Therapy Team in New York & New Jersey

Our staff are all Licensed and trained ABA therapists who implement behavioral therapy methods in the child’s environment with the goal of improving the child's social, behavioral and adaptive skills.

Tirtza earned her Master's degree in Adelphi University and received her certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. She founded Achievement Behavior Services in 2015 when she saw the need for an ABA agency that can provide truly individualized care for all families.

Brian Goldman is a NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst who has worked with families and individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, neurological and mental health problems since 2000. He did his graduate work in Psychology and Health from Middlesex University in London, England and completed his BCBA coursework from the University of North Texas. Over the years Brian has work as a clinician, administrator, researcher, presenter and teacher with a focus on autism, developmental disabilities, psychology and healthcare. He has presented at numerous conferences both in the US and abroad, with a focus on autism and his case study research.

Intake Coordinator and Parent Advocate

Esti Perl serves as an intake coordinator and Parent Advocate at Achievement Behavior Services. Esti attended Touro where she graduated with a degree in business management and advertising. Esti has 5 years of experience in office management. She is passionate about helping kids with autism get the intake process started as soon as possible. Esti has three children, one with nonverbal autism

Staffing Coordinator

Ariella oversees recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating potential new staff. She also provides case management of clients participating in the program. Ariella has her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Queens College and has worked in both the fashion and health fields working in administration and customer care. When she is not at work, Ariella can be found spending quality time with her husband and children.

Staffing Coordinator

Cindy oversees recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating potential new staff. She also provides case management of clients participating in the program. Cindy acts as a liaison for our families, and therapists. Cindy is very efficient, dedicated, empathetic, and always has a listening ear. She's great at matching our families with the right therapist that will click well with the client and bring positive ABA therapy results. She helps families choose their therapy schedules and directs their clinical concerns to the appropriate parties. She's also there for our therapists and directs any of their questions or concerns to the right team members.

Behavior Therapist Supervisor

Dejon has worked with children, teens, and young adults with Autism over his career in their homes, as part of early intervention cases, vocational cases and as a Teacher Assistant in an Autism Academy. Dejon was a part of a program for families with autism through the Queens College SIBS program, where he assisted children with ASD and their siblings to socialize and increase skill sets. He is pursuing a Graduate degree in ABA to become a BCBA.

BCBA Supervisor

Shelby is a limited permit holder NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst. She received her M.S. Ed in Special Education from Wilmington University, in Delaware. She completed her BCBA coursework through Hofstra University, in Hempstead New York. Shelby has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities for almost ten years and is dedicated to helping these individuals and their families live life to their fullest potential.  Shelby has written behavior plans in the residential, day habilitation centers and school settings. Shelby looks forward to training staff and parents on behavior management and implementation of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis at Achievement Behavioral Services.

Staffing Coordinator

Tara is on our Staffing Coordinator team, working to ensure that each and every family and child is met with the best ABA care tailored to their individual needs. She began here as an intern, gaining the knowledge and passion for helping families and children living with autism reach their goals. She pursues this passion through recruiting, interviewing, evaluating potential staff, and providing case management of clients. Tara has a Masters in Public Administration from Long Island University, is certified as a Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and has taken the 40 hour training to become a Registered Behavior Technician. Tara has previously worked as a Patient Advocate at University Hospital in Stony Brook in the Department of Patient and Guest Relations. Outside of Achievement Behavior Services, she enjoys sailing, gardening, swimming, and reading, as well as hanging with her 4 children, 2 dogs and husband, Jeff.

BCBA Supervisor

Stefanie is a NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst.  She received her BA in psychology from Adelphi University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Queens College.  Stefanie has been working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 5 years.  Stefanie has worked in schools as well as in the home setting providing direct Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.  She additionally provides supervision and training to staff on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Stefanie is passionate about providing effective therapy to her clients and focusing on treating clients with dignity and respect.

Clinical Director

Jennifer oversees all aspects of clinical operations. This includes the oversight of all BCBAs and providers to ensure client specific goals, objectives, and outcomes are accomplished. She is responsible of ensuring excellent customer service is provided by all clinical team members, analyzes clinical systems and processes, in order gain further efficiency through improving internal processes and procedures, provides quality insurance by reviewing programs and goals to ensure they are clinically relevant, provides oversight for clinical program design modifications, ensures all rules and regulations governing autism insurance clinical work is performed within each insurance companies’ guidelines and in accordance with the BACB, and contributes to organizational clinical growth and expansion activities.

BCBA Supervisor

Ellen holds an MA in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. After working in the field of Special Education for 20 years and raising two daughters, she decided to focus on Applied Behavior Analysis. She received her advanced certificate in ABA from Hunter College in 2011 and has since worked in the field of ABA. Ellen has served as a clinical director for an ABA Early Intervention Program and as an adjunct professor for the ABA graduate program at Manhattanville College. She most enjoys teaching functional communication, joint attention, and play skills.

BCBA Supervisor

Wendy Kendall has a passion for learning and helping others. After graduating with her Master in Mental health Counseling and receiving an advanced Certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis, she had dedicated her career to serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders. She has worked with children and young adults in various therapeutic settings, including, but not limited to, homes and public schools.

Stefanie is a NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst.  She received her BA in psychology from Adelphi University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Queens College.  Stefanie has been working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 5 years.  Stefanie has worked in schools as well as in the home setting providing direct Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.  She additionally provides supervision and training to staff on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Stefanie is passionate about providing effective therapy to her clients and focusing on treating clients with dignity and respect.

BCBA Supervisor

Naureen is a NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst. She received her BA in Psychology from Queens College and her MS in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Elms College, where she also completed her BCBA coursework. Naureen has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities for almost ten years and is dedicated to helping these individuals meet their highest potential and foster meaningful change. Naureen has worked in the home and schools providing direct Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. She has trained staff on behavior management, the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and has worked collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams in the school setting.

Evan Schneiderman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has over 8 years of experience with individuals with autism and other co-morbid diagnoses’. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Queens College. His Master’s thesis focused on staff training, more specifically how to increase treatment integrity and overall efficacy across large agencies and programs. While there, he served as a research assistant at the Human Learning Lab under the direction of Dr. Peter Sturmey and as a supervisor at the Queens College SIBS club under the direction of Dr. Emily Jones. In the past, Evan has worked with both adults and children in various settings including schools, residential facilities, and day programs. In each of these settings, he has worked to implement evidence based programs targeting operant functions of maladaptive behavior. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge designing and implementing functional living skills for older individuals, conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, designing Behavior Intervention Plans, and training paraprofessional’s to carry out the necessary components of each plan in each of these settings. His programming for skill acquisition include a variety of approaches including Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, and Verbal Behavior. Currently, he is interested in how to make the methodologies of Applied Behavior Analysis more accessible to those who have no formal training in managing behavior or implementing skill acquisition programs. He is also interested in utilizing technology to further support supervision and parent training. His overall goal is to provide effective treatment for each of his clients. He recognizes that this requires a personal, individualized approach and is committed to implementing plans that work for each specific person.

BCBA Supervisor

James Manchack has worked in the field of Autism and Developmental Disabilities for 29-years. Graduating from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1989 and achieving BCBA certification in 2002, James immediately began gaining experience by working at state schools, public schools, group homes, and families’ homes. He has extensive experience working with all ages and severities of challenging behaviors. As a seasoned Behavior Analyst, he is passionate about teaching children new skills and keeping learning fun. Outside of the office, James enjoys spending time with his family and maintaining his sensory toy library.

BCBA Supervisor

Carolyn is a NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analyst. She received her BA and MA in Psychology from Adelphi University. She completed her BCBA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology. Carolyn has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities for over twelve years. Carolyn has worked in school settings, group homes and family’s homes over the last twelve years. She has extensive experience working with all age groups and is dedicated to helping others meet their highest potential. She has been involved in research and has presented at numerous conferences over the last few years.

BCBA Supervisor

Jair Yepez is an NYS licensed and board-certified behavior analysts. Jair received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Queen College where he completed his BCBA coursework. Currently, Jair is working on obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Behavior Analysis. Jair has worked with families and children with autism in school and home settings. Jair's main work area and research interests focus on helping families and children with autism cope with problem behaviors and the emergence of language in children with language deficits. Jair’s current research involves understanding the influence and use of Applied Behavior Analysis in Latin American countries. Jair is passionate about Behavior Analysis and looks forward to helping families and children achieve their goals.

I want to take the time to thank you guys for all your hard work. I know your job isn't easy but I want you to know that your hard work is paying off. My son is doing things he's never done before interested in potty believe it or not he grabs my hand and takes me to the bathroom so he can sit although he doesn't do anything but he takes me. He eats oranges and strawberries that was unheard of a few months ago he sometimes eats with a spoon even if it's for a few seconds that was unheard of he's more attentive omg the list goes on. I just wanted to take the time to say ty and I have the best therapist in the world.

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A huge thank you for finding me the BEST two ABA therapist. Sophia and Grace are true rock stars and walking angels. Their skills combined with kindness and patience of a saint have truly helped Sophie progress. Sophie, me and her dad, are truly grateful for all of you!

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A big thank you to Esti Perl, Intake coordinator, for helping us navigate the insurance information. We were never provided by other agencies all our options. We were struggling to find Full-Time employment and pay for ABA therapy caused us tremendous stress. Esti has helped us save so much money, and we received the very best ABA therapist.

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