FOUNDER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Amanda began her career working in in-home based ABA programs in 1998. After seeing the success her clients were making, she decided to pursue a master's degree in special education along with her BCBA, and start one of the first Verbal Behavior-based schools in the midwest. For over ten years Amanda successfully directed the school while researching scientifically-based methods for treating children with ASD. In her research, she discovered that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating children with ASD, and while ABA is the most researched treatment for autism, one must understand its many applications to develop the most comprehensive program.
After obtaining her BCBA in 2007, Amanda has continued her education by attending over 50 workshops and trainings on applications of ABA. In addition, she has received certifications in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Professional Crisis Management Instructor (PCM), Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), and The Association Method.
Amanda has experience treating individuals aged 2 to adulthood and has consulted in a variety of settings including school districts, residential facilities, clinics, and in-home programs. She frequently presents on ABA and its applications throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia.
Clinical Supervisor - ITASCA
Alison began her career working in in-home based ABA programs in Wisconsin in 2012 and completed her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University, and BCBA certification in 2016. She has experience working with children from early childhood through adolescence and has worked with individuals across the spectrum.
As Clinical Supervisor, Alison supervises our team of BCBAs and BCBA candidates in Illinois. In addition, she provides support in the areas of programming, parent training, and supervision of registered behavior therapists (RBTs). She frequently attends conferences and consults with other BCBAs to expand her knowledge and application of ABA and how to ensure the CABS team is continuously growing in our knowledge and applications of ABA .
Jessie Camp, BCBA
Supervising BCBA, Parent Training
Heidi KIMBALL, BCBA
Courtney WIlson, MS
Supervising Behavior Analyst
Megan DEnbar, BCaBA
Sarah Mehta, M.ED
Clinical Supervisor - Savannah
Stephanie began her career working with children with ASD in 2009 while at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Here she treated children with Asperger's in social skills settings, and became fascinated with the complexity of the disorder and how each individual with autism is uniquely different. Following her experience at the Cleveland Clinic, Stephanie developed a passion for ABA and how treatment can change an individual's quality of life. Stephanie relocated to Chicago and spent the next few years treating children more severely affected by autism in school settings. Stephanie now spends her time between Cleveland and Savannah where she provides local and distance consultation services.
In 2014, Stephanie completed her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy and shortly after completed her BCBA certification. Stephanie has a passion for teaching everyday independent skills, and training professionals and parents. She loves watching a child accomplish a new skill after working so hard at their goal, and agrees that it's "probably one of the greatest experiences someone can have; teaching new skills." Stephanie has experience working with individuals age 4 to 22 with ASD and has worked in home, school, and clinic settings.
Sherry Hickmon, BCBA
AMBER FURBY, MS