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Who We Are

WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

We provide ABA services to improve the lives of children and families with unmatched passion and expertise. Our team of highly experienced, doctoral- level individuals,  offer advanced assessments and superior treatment planning tools with a highly individualized and collaborative approach.

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Meet The Team

Tom Zwicker, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (CT&NY)

CEO & Founder

Dr Zwicker has over 20 years of experience serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the country. He received his Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, the first, and largest behavior analytic program in the world. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Connecticut and New York.

 

Dr. Zwicker was recently elected to the board of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (the voice of ABA in CT) and currently serves as the board secretary. He also serves on the board for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence(BHCOE), an international accreditation organization that evaluates and certifies ABA service organizations around the world against stringent quality standards. The BHCOE is currently tasked through ANSI to develop the standards for all ABA providers that will define quality industry-wide to lift the quality of ABA services for all consumers.

He also has an ongoing agreement with the Office of the First Lady of the Dominican Republic to provide consultation and training for the Centro de Atención Integral para la Discapacidad (CAID) to ensure families throughout the Dominican Republic can access the most effective evidence-based treatment for children with autism.

 

Dr. Zwicker’s connection to autism is also personal. In recent years he has strongly advocated to the state legislature, schools, and agencies to ensure every child gets the high quality, intensive behavioral intervention needed to help them achieve their maximum developmental potential.

Ashley Miano

M.Ed., BCBA. LBA (CT)

Ashley taught in public schools for years and developed a passion for behavior analysis that led her to pursue a certification in Behavior Analysis. She joined ZABA in 2016 as a Behavior Technician while working towards her BCBA credentials. In 2018 she joined the team as a BCBA where she has demonstrated expertise in effectively reducing and eliminating severe challenging behaviors both in home and through school consultation. Additionally, Ashley has worked with a wide range of individuals diagnosed with autism.  She continues to expand her wide ranging expertise, making her well versed in a range of areas related to autism, including but not limited to behaviors, social/communication skills and rigidity.

Caryn Mello-Kennedy

M.A., BCBA, LBA (CT)

Caryn has over 20 years of experience as a behavior analyst and has worked with a wide range of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has wide ranging expertise and has extensive experience consulting for schools and supervising home-based ABA programs as well. 

Frank Savage

Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (NY)

Dr. Savage received his Doctorate degree in Psychology in 2011 from Northcentral University, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Arizona. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level with over 20 years of experience in training and education in businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He currently teachers in the Master’s and Doctoral programs for behavior analysis at Ball State University. Dr Savage also maintains certification in teaching psychology from the New Jersey Department of Education. He consults and leads teams on complex cases. Before receiving his doctorate, Dr Savage used his Master’s degree in Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Management to help businesses maximize their results through talent management.  He focuses on programming that is driven by strong positive reinforcement contingencies to keep clients motivated and learning so they can maximize their developmental potential.

Organizational Affiliations

CENTRO DE ATENCION INTEGRAL PARA LA DISCAPACIDAD

C A I D 
Consult with to deliver high quality ABA treatment and training for caregivers delivering intensive ABA Throughout the Dominican Republic through the Office of the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

C T A B A
Dr Zwicker: Board of Directors

ZABA Therapy: Organizational Member 

BHCOE.ORG

B H C O E
Dr Zwicker: Board of Directors

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS

A P B A 

Organizational Member

ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE IN AUTISM TREATMENT

A S A T
Organizational Sponsor

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