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Meet Our Team

Cristy Marie Calderon, M. Psy. -- President of Behavioral Programs

Cristy Calderon graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Masters of Arts degree in psychology with specialization in children, and adolescence. She also graduated from Saint Xavier University with a bachelor in psychology. She has spent the last ten years focusing on applied behavioral analysis (ABA), verbal behavior, and behavior interventions, and counseling for young children.


Cristy also has been trained in discrete trial teaching, the assessment of language and learning skills- revised and verbal behavior. She has worked with a number of children who have a variety of developmental disorders that included Angelman Syndrome, verbal & nonverbal autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pervasive development disorders (PDD), attention deficit hyper disorder (ADHD), and sensory integration.

Cristy is the president of Autism Behavior & Childhood Services. We were founded with the belief that every child, regardless of their needs, can reach and exceed their maximum potential. Our therapies are a direct reflection of that philosophy and how we approach every child. Our programs are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis.

She has dedicated her profession to the behavior psychology area of concentration for the past ten year. She is very familiar with creating individual behavior plans, and training professionals, teachers, and parents with ABA techniques and procedure.


Daniel Barajas, BBA – Director of Business Operations


As a graduate of the Graham School of Management at Saint Xavier University, Daniel brings a high level of education that matches his diverse business background. He handles the day to day dealings with insurance companies, schools, and is the first point of contact for our company for all of our perspective clients. He strives to ensure that all of our clients receive the highest quality and amount of care possible.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of Therapists

Miss. Shannon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst holding a Master’s of Clinical Psychology with a specialization of Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to working at ABCS, She is working in a variety of different settings and with a variety of populations including: schools with children with autism and behavioral disorders, day programs and group homes for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness, in-home therapy and clinic setting with children with autism.


ABA Senior Lead Therapists:


Miss Vicky is our most senior therapist and has been with us since the our inception. Her unique approach is backed up by her 7 years of experience in ABA and Autism field. Ms. Vicky has a Autism Certificate (AC) it recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism.


Miss Karina brings an energy that can be felt the moment she steps into a room. That youthful exuberance is perfect for the therapeutic environment we are trying to create. Her excitement she gets from having successes with her clients is always evident. Ms. Karina works as a Senior ABA Therapist and a team liaison,. Her role as a team liaison helps provide our team with tools to help our clients. Ms. Karina has worked with ABCS since 2014. Ms. Karina graduated with a Master of Arts degree in psychology, and she is currently working toward her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. 


Miss Michelle works as a Senior ABA Therapist with ABCS since 2015. She has a Autism Certificate (AC) it recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism. Ms. Michelle has pursued her career by working with children and families with Autism. She has been working in the ABA field with children and families since 2011. She has over 15 years of working with individuals with autism, and developmental disabilities.  


ABA Therapists:

Miss Sarah is one of our most cordial and friendly therapists and her skills reflect that. She brings a warmth to our team that is evident in every moment that she is in your home. This warmth is what has led her to having sincere relationships with our families and clients. Ms. Sarah has works as an ABA Therapist with ABCS for over 5 years. She graduated from the University of Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Sarah has also worked as an Instructional Assistant in a school supporting middle school students.

 

Miss Anissa works as an ABA Therapist with ABCS. She working toward her Bachelor degree. Anissa has worked as an ABA therapist in a inclusive classes with children with autism for the past 3 years in both early childhood and elementary school  snd home settings. Additionally, she has a Autism Certificate (AC) it recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism. She is passionate about using her skills and experience to better the lives of children with autism and their families.


Miss Robyn has her a bachelor degree with speciality in psychology, she wanted to pursue her career by working with children and families. She has been working  as an ABA Therapist with children and families since 2014. She then worked at a center focused with students and adults with autism and/or behavioral issues. She is passionate when working with individuals with autism.  She enjoys helping the lives of children with autism and their families.



Miss
Lisbet has her a bachelor degree with speciality in psychology. She started her career by working with children and families as an early childhood educator for five years. Ms. Liz has worked as an ABA therapist in a inclusive classes with children with autism for the past 3 years in both elementary school  snd home settings. She has enjoyed working with variety of families across the Chicago-land area. 

Our Senior team at Dr. Temple Grandin & Dr. Jed Baker. Autism Conference in Milwaukee 11/2017. 

Our team of therapist participating in  a team building event in 2016. 

Our team at Autism Speak Walk May 2017.

Our team at Dr. Temple Grandin & Dr. Jed Baker. Autism Conference in Milwaukee 11/2017. 

Miss Gianna is another experienced therapist that has boundless energy that can be seen in her innovative approaches to some of the philosophies in our therapies. Whether it is going for a run around the block with her client or getting her hands dirty during arts and crafts time there is no limit to how far she will go.


Mr. Jake has shown a determination and ability to work with some of the most severe cases we have. His steadfast dedication to his clients and constant communication of successes and opportunities make him a formidable force for his clients success. 


Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Our experienced autism therapists are standing by waiting to help you. If you need help with the challenges of raising a special needs child, contact Autism Behavior & Childhood Services to set up an initial consultation and to let us begin helping you.