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Who We Are

WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

We provide ABA services to build on the infinite potential of children and families with unmatched passion and expertise. Our team of highly experienced BCBAs, with doctoral-level oversight each week for all our learners, offer assessment and treatment 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 25 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 department in the world. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Connecticut and New York.

He provides ongoing training and consultation for services being provided to citizens of the Dominican Republic through the Ministry of Public Health 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.

Bill Roth, Ph.D.,

BCBA-D, LBA (CT & HI)

Dr. Roth has 30 years of experiences as a dedicated clinician, teacher, professor and professional mentor practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. He has dedicated his life and focus of his career on applying the science of ABA to help make meaningful and impactful differences in the lives of the children & adults diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Roth received a BA in Psychology (ABA Program Emphasis) from California State Sacramento in 1988, a MA In Special Education (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential w/ LH/SH Specialties) from the University of the Pacific in 1990, and both an MA in Human Development and Family Life (1996) and PhD in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, the first and largest behavior analytic graduate department in the world. He has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) since 2003 and is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Connecticut and Hawai’i.

Dr Roth provides invaluable mentoring and weekly oversight and support of all our Masters level BCBAs at ZABA Therapy. 

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.

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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. 

Karli Lowy M.Ed., BCBA, LBA (CT)

Karli has been in the field of behavior analysis since 2011. She has worked with a wide variety of children on the autism spectrum in school, clinic, and home based settings. Karli got her start in ABA after babysitting for a child with special needs, which led her to eventually become a BCBA. Karli's dedication to her clients and their families is unparalleled and their overall success is her number one goal. 

Brieana Watson M.S., BCBA, LBA (CT)

Brie has been in the field of behavior analysis since 2013. She has worked with a wide variety of children in both schools and homes. She completed her Masters in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Saint Joseph and has been a BCBA since 2016. Brie works closely with parents and caregivers and her clients to ensure that they are all aligned on what goals are most important, what behavior analytic procedures are most appropriate, and the outcomes for children and their families improve all their lives. 

Organizational Affiliations

CENTRO DE ATENCION INTEGRAL PARA LA DISCAPACIDAD

C A I D 
Consult on delivering high quality ABA treatment and training for caregivers Throughout the Dominican Republic through the Ministry of Public Health

CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

C T A B A
Dr Zwicker: Former Member of Board of Directors

ZABA Therapy: Organizational Member 

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS

A P B A 

Organizational Member

ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE IN AUTISM TREATMENT

A S A T
Organizational Sponsor

COUNCIL OF AUTISM SERVICE PROVIDERS

CASP

Organizational Member

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Melissa Arconti

M.A., BCBA, LBA (CT)

Melissa has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2012. She received her master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been working as a BCBA since 2017 with children and adults in both the home and school setting. Melissa’s passion for working with individuals on the autism spectrum fuels her desire to expand her knowledge in providing evidence-based behavior analytic interventions along with ensuring that families and individuals are supported and heard to improve the lives of the entire family.  

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