Our team strives to empower individuals affected by autism with the skills needed to increase independence, build meaningful relationships, and connect with their communities.
Our team of highly qualified ABA therapy clinicians is passionate about providing care to children with developmental disabilities. Our clinicians are taught to deliver treatment with compassion and respect to honor each child’s uniqueness while helping him or her grow and develop.
Sarah is the founding clinician at Capable Cubs. With over a decade of experience working with children with developmental disabilities, she specializes in children who are severely affected by autism. After working as a behavioral health researcher at the University of Michigan, she started her career in clinical services at an ABA therapy center in Ann Arbor and has worked with a number of ABA therapy practices and special education schools since then. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on treating young children with nonverbal skills. Prior to starting Capable Cubs, she was the program director at a special education preschool in New York. Outside of work, she enjoys running, biking, playing volleyball, and playing with her Pyredoodle puppy Asher.
B.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Michigan
M.A in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis, Columbia University
Marissa is an experienced BCBA with a foundation of skills based in Early Intervention and Child Development. Marissa has clinical expertise in conducting initial and ongoing assessments, managing a team of clinicians, and working in clinic-based settings to prepare clients for their transitions to school. Marissa has presented within both state and national level conferences including NJABA and Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA). Her primary focus is on establishing relationships with her clients and their families while encouraging ongoing collaboration with outside professionals to maximize client progress across environments. Outside of the office Marissa loves to cook, hike, and spend her weekends in Pennsylvania water skiing on the lake.
B.A. in Developmental Psychology, Rider University
M.A. in Applied Behavioral Psychology, Rider University
Our talented behavior therapists all have one thing in common: a passion for helping children with developmental disabilities. They come from diverse backgrounds which include being former teachers, early intervention educators, counselors, and more! Additionally, many of our behavior technicians are in training to become BCBAs!
Dr. Brian Conners is a faculty member at Seton Hall University and developed their graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has presented at state and national conferences and has published articles and book chapters in crisis intervention and treatment of individuals with severe problem behaviors of physical aggression and self-injury. Additionally, he edited the first book to ever be published on multiculturalism and diversity in behavior analysis entitled, Multiculturalism and Diversity in Applied Behavior Analysis: Bridging Theory and Application.
Passionate about working with kids with autism and interested in joining our outstanding clinical staff? If you’re interested in going our team of expert clinicians, we’re hiring!
The BHCOE (Behavioral Health Center of Excellence) has awarded Capable Cubs Therapy with a Preliminary Accreditation, recognizing the organization as an exceptional behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE gives preliminary accreditation to new and emerging ABA providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas.