About us

Our Story

I want to thank anyone that takes the time to read my story and how ABA Support Services LLC has grown to be a highly respected and recommended agency by many Developmental Pediatricians, families, and Administrators within school districts. This is our journey.

My interest in caring for individuals with special needs started in high school, volunteering most of my time for special needs students, acting as peer support in classes and integrating them into activities. I also spent time at a residential facility on weekends for children who were deaf and blind as well as children with severe brain injuries. What I learned from these experiences is that children with special needs are not any different than any of us. They have the same desires, dreams, and needs as anybody else, but need direct instruction to help them reach a level of independence that comes easy for most of us.

I began my career as a Special Education teacher and focused on inclusion and co-teaching. I fell in love with ABA from a college course that I had taken at East Stroudsburg University in 2004. It was then that I knew this was the direction I wanted to take my career. During this time, I also began to have my own children, and in 2005, my daughter Ashley was born. I knew from the beginning that she was different. But with all my training, I was not prepared as a mother for the diagnosis of Autism when she was 3 years old. My world stopped for her. I took 2 years off to work with her, utilizing the principles of ABA and all that I had learned, as we continued to seek help.

What I found was that there were limited services, and few individuals who were highly trained in working with children on the spectrum, especially those with high intensity aggression and slow rates of acquisition in learning. ABA had not yet been widely known or accepted. I was not able to find the help for my child, and the help that did exist wasn’t qualified to make meaningful gains, due to the lack of evidenced based strategies and methodologies.

For 2 years I researched and saw every professional I could find who specialized in Autism. I created my own programming, with the support of many professionals. Once my daughter was beginning on a path of independence and academic learning similar to that of her peers, I felt these results needed to be replicated for all parents and children, to give them hope when they faced this fear and similar diagnosis.

May of 2011, I started the plan for ABA Support Services LLC to not only advocate for my child, but for all children in the state of PA, due to the need to raise awareness and give hope to families similar to mine. My goal was to deliver evidence-based practices to families, schools, and communities. A child cannot be raised alone but as a team. Trust is key in any relationship and in improvements. At ABA Support Services, we pride ourselves on the trust we have developed with our school districts, families, and children. We want to help all individuals meet their goals to maximize their success and manage disappointment with a healthy response. And equally as important, we want to continue to advocate for the field of ABA.

Today my daughter continues to thrive. She is my inspiration, as well as my teacher. I have learned not only from the books, but from being her mother. All children are special, and our services exist to enhance and support their strengths, while building skills they need to navigate in this world.

These children are not broken, they are beautiful, and the strength and courage of our children is incredible. If you become a client, I can assure you, we will be advocating for your child with this same passion. For us, its personal.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values - Integrity

Integrity

We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, customers and public

Our Core Values - Quality

Quality

We pursue the highest standards of excellence and quality

Our Mission

Mission Statement

ABA Support Services is a team of specialists providing research based interventions and resources for individuals and professionals who require support and training with behavioral management and skill development. We improve the quality of life for our clients, families, and professional communities.

Our Team

Our Team

Meet Our Clinical Team

Amy Gable

Amy Gable

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

President

Nicholas Eckman

Nicholas Eckman

M.A., BCBA, LBS

Clinical Director

Jessica Williamson

Jessica Williamson

MS, BCBA, LBS

Executive Director

Katie Humen

Katie Humen

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Director of Training

Kathryn Higgins

Kathryn Higgins

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Supervisor BCBA candidates

Ashleigh Daniell

Ashleigh Daniell

M.S., BCBA, LBS

Lead BCBA

Keri Pope

Keri Pope

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Center Based Lead BCBA

Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Center Based Lead BCBA

Aubree Cook

Aubree Cook

MS, BCBA, LBS

Scheduler

Emily Banks

Emily Banks

LBS

Erin Butcher

Erin Butcher

MS, LBS

Nicole Clauser

Nicole Clauser

M.Ed., LBS

Jaleesa Davis

Jaleesa Davis

MS, BCBA, LBS

Michelle DeMarsh

Michelle DeMarsh

LBS

Kendall Frolich

Kendall Frolich

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Jamie Fryer

Jamie Fryer

M.Ed., LBS

Jessica Gallup

Jessica Gallup

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Meghan Handwerk

Meghan Handwerk

M.A., BCBA, LBS

Jenna Hutchinson

Jenna Hutchinson

MS, BCBA, LBS

Holly Khuu

Holly Khuu

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Monica Miron

Monica Miron

M.Ed., LBS

Joanna Moreno

Joanna Moreno

MS, BCBA, LBS

Olivia Pastucka

Olivia Pastucka

LBS

Emily Potok

Emily Potok

MA, LBS

Lisa Preitz

Lisa Preitz

LBS

Gina Ray

Gina Ray

M.Ed., LBS

Rebecca Rhoads

Rebecca Rhoads

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Michae’La Riddick

Michae’La Riddick

MS, M.Ed., LBS

Tara Rippey

Tara Rippey

M.Ed., LBS

Beth Scholl

Beth Scholl

MS, BCBA, LBS

Tyler Steager

Tyler Steager

M.Ed., LBS

Nikou Sutter

Nikou Sutter

M.Ed., BCBA, LBS

Allison Tobash

Allison Tobash

M.S., BCBA, LBS

Registered Behavior Technicians

Ariana Rosado

Ariana Rosado

BS, RBT

Lead RBT

Meet our future supervisors in training

Alivia Moore

Alivia Moore

Kim Perez

Kim Perez

Shjon Watlington

Shjon Watlington

Administrative Support

Business Office

Ann Adams

Ann Adams

Administrative Director

Manuela Ardila

Manuela Ardila

Financial Manager

Christian McKoy

Christian McKoy

Billing Specialist

Celeste Robustelli

Celeste Robustelli

Billing Specialist

Client Support Staff

Carly Boos

Carly Boos

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Gable

Ashley Gable

Office Assistant

Samantha Haun

Samantha Haun

Client Services Coordinator

Quinn Pissani

Quinn Pissani

RBT Substitute and Training Assistant

Kellie Price

Kellie Price

LCSW

Matt Reper

Matt Reper

Client Services Coordinator

Hunter Weidner

Hunter Weidner

Scheduling Manager

Kathryn Young

Kathryn Young

Lead Client Services Coordinator

Human Resources & Recruiting Team

Raenee Mantoni

Raenee Mantoni

HR Director

Ben Hindmarch

Ben Hindmarch

HR Administrator

Katie Jacobsen

Katie Jacobsen

Payroll Manager/HR Admin

Our Partnerships and Memberships

ABA in PA

The owner of ABA Support Services is on the board of directors on the ABA in PA initiative, continuing to advocate for high quality services and credentials for those delivering services with behavioral, social and communication deficits. Please refer to the website to see all of the opportunities.

ABA in PA

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) has been the leader in behavior analyst certification for over two decades. The BACB is a nonprofit corporation that was established in 1998 to meet professional certification needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior-analytic services. The BACB’s mission is to protect consumers of behavior-analytic services by systematically establishing, promoting, and disseminating professional standards of practice.

BACB

The Council of Autism

Founders of CASP recognized the need for a strong national voice for autism providers.

While there are successful associations representing parents and self-advocate, the priorities of these groups may not always align with the needs of provider agencies, including the need to establish standards of care and treatment. CASP and its member organizations recognize that a failure to act may be risky. Consumers and payers are demanding results and CASP is working to establish standards and define expected outcomes of quality and evidence-based treatment.

CASP