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 BCBAs with weekly doctoral level oversight for all learners offer assessment and treatment with a highly individualized and collaborative approach.
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.
Dr. Zwicker served on the board for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence(BHCOE) and currently serves on the scientific advisory board. BHCOE is 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 through the Ministry of Public Health 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Board of Directors
ZABA Therapy: Organizational Member
B H C O E
Dr Zwicker: Science Advisory Board
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS
ASSOCIATION FOR SCIENCE IN AUTISM TREATMENT
A S A T