Improving Quality of Life Through Effective Intervention
Mission Statement
Our mission is to assist individuals to achieve their potential to live independently and with dignity.
How We Do It
We do this by offering individual program analysis and development. We consider all relevant factors in a variety of settings in drafting recommendations and developing programming for individuals.
Extensive Experience
The body of research expands 60+ years while our team’s combined experience is over 100 years.

RESUME

Dr. Melissa Olive

Dr. Melissa Olive

DR. OLIVE

Meet Our Team

We have over 100 years combined experience in working with individuals with behavioral challenges.
Sara Hult

Sara Hult

M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Regional Clinical Director
It's not every day that someone stumbles into a career in ABA. However, that is exactly how it happened for Sara.
Colleen DeMello

Colleen DeMello

MA, LPC, BCBA, LBA
Regional Clinical Director
Colleen began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis working with adults with ASD, Developmental and Psychiatric Disabilities.
Doreen Reis

Doreen Reis

LCSW, BCBA
Doreen began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis working with children, adolescents and parents in therapeutic foster care.



Kara Pelletier

Kara Pelletier

MA, BCBA, LBA
Kara started her career in Applied Behavior Analysis working with children and adolescents who were affected by Autism after finishing her Undergraduate degree.
Jodi Mazaleski

Jodi Mazaleski

MS, BCBA, LBA (CT & RI)
Jodi has spent the last two decades applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach individuals diagnosed with ASD as well as supervising teams of staff working with these individuals.
Leanne Mailman

Leanne Mailman

MA, BCBA, LBA
It was while teaching Middle School Special Education that Leanne realized she could be doing more to support her students as well-rounded, balanced individuals.



Emily W. Harris

Emily W. Harris

MA, BCBA, LBA
Emily knew when observing her first Applied Behavior Analysis session that she had found her career.
Ashley Pizzoferrato

Ashley Pizzoferrato

M.Ed, BCBA, LBA (CT & MA)
Ashley has always had a passion for teaching. Growing up as the eldest to 3 younger siblings, Ashley took as many opportunities as possible to play school with her siblings so that she could play the role of teacher.
Angela Hensley

Angela Hensley

MA, BCBA, LBA
Angela began her career working with children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, over 18 years ago.

With ABS, you are assured of personalized services that are tailored to the needs of the client.

  • Rather than a one size fits all approach, we focus our attention on developing an individualized plan matched to your child's specific needs.
  • We provide services where the child needs them rather than having the child come to an office or clinical setting.
  • We collaborate with other professionals including speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers, and group home staff to develop a comprehensive intervention plan.

Several factors set us apart

Experience

Collectively we have over 100 years of experience in working with individuals with behavioral challenges


Respect

Our attitude towards parents and caregivers is unmatched. We believe that parents know their children the best and we believe they are instrumental in the success of their child's program.


Whole-child Approach

We also believe in the whole child. If a child is sick, he/she is less likely to be motivated to learn. Thus, we collaborate with medical providers to ensure that the child's overall health is maintained so that he/she will have optimal learning in response to the ABA services he/she receives from us.


Motivational and Reinforcing

We have extensive knowledge and experience with children. Children find our approach reinforcing, responding to our style of interaction because we modify our interactions based on the child's unique characteristics.


Research

Finally, we remain current in our practice by reading research, conducting our own research, reviewing on Editorial Boards for prestigious journals, and attending conferences.