Ms. Cristy Calderon, M.A PSY, BCBA, CAS President and Director of Behavior Services I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Masters of Arts degree in psychology with specialization in children, and adolescence. I then completed a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and became a certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst ( BCBA). I am also certified as an Certified Autism Specialist ( CAS) from International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
My undergraduate degree is from Saint Xavier University with a bachelor in psychology. I have spent the last fifteen years focusing on applied behavioral analysis (ABA), verbal behavior (VB), and behavior interventions, and counseling for young children. I am trained in discrete trial teaching, natural environment training, pivotal response training, Peak assessments, ABLLS assessment of language and learning skills- revised and VBMAPP -verbal behavior assessment.
I has worked with a number of children who have a variety of developmental disorders that included Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyper disorder (ADHD), Angelman Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Down Syndrome, pervasive development disorders (PDD), Developmental Delays and Sensory Integration Concerns. I has dedicated my profession to the behavior psychology area of concentration for the past fifteen year. I have collaborated with schools, teachers, parents, and other psychological professional with creating individual behavior plans, improving behavior interventions in schools, creating ABA treatment programs, and training professionals, teachers, and parents with ABA techniques and procedure. I am the president of Autism Behavior & Childhood Services and Director of Behavior Services. ABCS is 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.
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.