Angela Hensley, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Angela began her career working with children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, over 18 years ago. She attributes her interest in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis to a husband and wife team who owned and operated a small human service agency that was dedicated to ensuring that individuals with special needs were provided with meaningful and dignified supports, while focusing on skill development to improve one’s quality of life. While there, Angela served on the agency’s Safety Committee and Human Rights Committee to ensure that individuals received support in a manner that protected their rights as an equal citizen. It was these individuals who encouraged Angela to further her education and pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Angela’s primary interests are working with siblings and caregivers. Additionally, Angela enjoys working with individuals who are just starting their careers in ABA. Angela measures success by seeing a smile on a child’s face as they become aware of their own accomplishments and celebrating the successes of children with their family members. Whether it be a child communicating their wants and needs, initiating play with siblings and peers or tying their shoes, sharing in the excitement of children making progress and teaching others are some of the most rewarding experiences and precious moments that keep Angela motivated.
Angela lives in Connecticut with her 2 four-legged children, a Greyhound and Dachshund/Terrier Mix. She describes herself as compassionate, committed, and comical. Some of her favorite experiences have been whale watching, swimming with manatees and attending Broadway musicals. In her spare time, Angela enjoys bicycling, spending time with friends, and plans to take scuba lessons in the near future.