Thomas M. Caffrey, M.Ed BCBA

Thomas M. Caffrey is an internationally recognized speaker, having presented over 300 conferences and workshops on Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. Tom’s extensive use of video featuring actual case studies and his ability to make complex material understandable has made the science accessible to thousands of professionals and parents.

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Donna M. Cirillo, Operations Manager

Donna Cirillo is a parent of a child with autism who brings personal passion to her work. Her mission is to provide training and hands-on support for teachers and other professionals who work with children who have developmental disabilities in public school settings. This drive was born from a desire to help her son JT, and other children like him. Ms. Cirillo was a founding member of Parents of Autistic Children (POAC), a non-profit […]

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Catherine Taylor-Santa, BCBA

Catherine Taylor has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for fourteen years with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis for nine. She has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, is a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped and has been a Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst since 2003 and is currently pursuing her masters in ABA at Caldwell College. Ms. Taylor has provided large group and small group hands-on trainings for school […]

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Jennifer Fisahn, M.Ed., BCBA

Jennifer Fisahn earned her BA in education from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (# 0-10-3797) as well as a certified Teacher of the Handicapped (N.J.).
Ms. Fisahn has been working with children with developmental disabilities for fifteen years. She has classroom experience teaching preschool […]

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DeAnne D. Salzer, M.S., CCC-SLP., BCaBA

DeAnne is a New Jersey licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and a board certified assistant behavior analyst. She specializes in working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. With dual professions she has consulted in home and school settings and presented over 100 workshops for school districts, organizations, and universities over the past 11 years.

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Lauren Payer, BCaBA

Lauren Payer has worked with students with autism and other developmental disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis since 1993. She has her degree in Teacher of the Handicapped and is also a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (#0-03-1052). She taught for many years in a self contained public school classroom for children with autism where she designed and implemented individualized educational and behavior programs utilizing […]

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Faith Fisher, M.Ed

Ms. Fisher is VBN Training’s lead consultant in Direct Instruction. She has been an administrator, supervisor, and teacher of the handicapped since 1975. Over the past 28 years she has led numerous staff development trainings and currently serves as the Supervisor of Special Services for the Camden City Board of Education and as an Independent Consultant and Manager for Direct Instruction. In that role she has implemented management controls […]

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Ida Palmieri, BCaBA

Ida Palmieri received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Once autism had been diagnosed in her oldest son, her career path changed and she worked as a paraprofessional in a private school for autistic children. After receiving her “Teacher of the Handicapped” certificate, she became a teacher in an autistic classroom in a private school where she gained experience developing IEPs and implementing behavior modification […]

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Alicia Richards M.S. Ed., BCBA

Alicia Richards received her BA from Villanova University, majoring in Psychology. During this time she began working as a behavior therapist for children with autism. She went on to the University of Pennsylvania to receive her MSEd with a focus in Psychological Services. She continued her work as therapist to children with autism, working closely with consultants to provide programs based on the ABLLS, manage problem behavior, and train new […]

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Amy Beekman, BCBA

Amy Beekman is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special and Elementary Education from Seton Hall University. She has been teaching children with autism and other disabilities in a self contained classroom since 2001. During this time, Amy developed ABA programs, created IEPs using the ABLLS, provided staff training, conducted functional assessments and implemented behavior intervention […]

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Sarah Devlin, MSc., BCBA

Sarah Devlin received her BA Hons Degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). More recently, Sarah graduated with a first-class honors degree from the MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis at NUI, Galway (NUIG) and is a board certified behavior analyst. Sarah has 6 years experience working with children with a differential diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities […]

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