Providing Early Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis in Northern California and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Name: Alyssa, M.A. BCBA
Alyssa started in the field of applied behavioral analysis in 2010 as a behavioral tutor in public education systems in Lake County, CA. Later she worked as a Behavioral Consultant for various agencies within the autism field until receiving her behavior analyst certification in May of 2018. As a behavior analyst Alyssa has experienced a vast array of service delivery models including school based, home based, center based, and care home services across age groups ranging from 2 years to 28 years of age.
Alyssa graduated from Sacramento State University with a bachelor’s degree and from Ball State University with a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis.
What led Alyssa to working at AAI was a desire to provide services to clients in rural areas like the one her and her younger brother on the autism spectrum grew up in. Alyssa continues to love the flexibility and support remote services can provide our clients and client families.
Alyssa loves acrylic and oil-based painting as well as charcoal and graphite drawing. She also loves swimming, running, and attending CrossFit classes every weekday
Name: Moria (Mo), M.S., BCBA
Moria began working with adults with learning differences while in high school. She found the experience to be very fulfilling and continued to support adults with Traumatic Brain Injury in assisted living with daily life skills. Mo then proceeded to gain experience in Special Education elementary school classrooms as an aid while she studied Early Childhood Intervention at Portland State University. In 2010 she discovered Applied Behavior Analysis and continued to gain experience within the field in clinic, home, community, and public school environments while pursuing her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders at The Sage Colleges. In 2017 she became a Board Certified Behavior analyst.
She feels so fortunate to have landed at AAI, where she has found the emphasis on parent involvement, compassionate care, and a positive collaborative environment among clinicians, to create the perfect professional environment for her passion to support families.
In her free time, Mo spends time with her husband, two children, and energetic dog. She loves to listen to music, garden, hike and be out in nature as much as possible.
Name: Kelly, M.S., BCBA
Kelly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 30 years experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Salve Regina University.
Kelly has worked in a variety of settings including home/clinic based programs and public schools throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Having recently moved to Vermont.
Kelly is excited to join AAI and provide needed services to families in rural areas. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her goats, hunting for antiques and exploring all that Vermont has to offer.
Meet AAI's BCBAs
Name: Andrea, M.A., BCBA
Some of my many interests include, anything and everything in nature, strumming the ukulele, DIY home projects, and cooking.
In 2010, I graduated with my BA in Speech Language Pathology from CSU Fresno. In 2013 I received my MS in Special Education (Moderate/Severe Specialization) from National University. Lastly, in 2017 I completed BCBA coursework from Florida Institute of Technology.
My past experiences as a Behavior Technician and Special Educator have lead me to the beloved field of Applied Behavior Analysis. I’ve had experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for 10 years, with age ranges from birth-22 years old. I have experience working in different settings including: in-home, clinic, community, school, and now, telehealth platform.
AAI’s mission statement really resonated with me because of my past experience working and providing Early Intervention and ABA services in rural areas of the Big Island of Hawaii. I want all families to have the same access to resources that other families are easily able to receive in more big city and metro areas. I am beyond thrilled to know we can reach these rural families utilizing the telehealth platform. Also, I absolutely LOVE working with this age group and population! Most of all, I really enjoy working with the AAI family and the company culture. It’s been an amazing experience so far being part of such a passionate and collaborative team!
Providing quality Early Intervention and ABA services to families in rural areas via the telehealth platform means a great deal to me as an educator, clinician, and behavior analyst. Seeing our full team in action, especially during these unforeseen times surrounding the pandemic, our team is still able to provide therapy to these clients and their families.
What I appreciate the most about working for AAI are all of the awesome values that I experience on the daily! Outstanding communication, support and guidance, ongoing collaboration, quality supervision, and the flexibility in creating individualized programs for our clients and families.