- PhD: Licensed Educational Psychologist
- LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- BCBA: Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
- LABA: Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst
- MEd: Licensed Special Educator
- Graduate Student BCBA Fieldwork Placements
- RBT: Registered Behavior Technicians
- Undergraduate Practicum Placements
- Crisis Prevention/Safety Care Certification
- Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Level II Certified Adaptive Ski Instructor/Volunteer Trainer
- Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Level I Certified Children's Specialist/Volunteer Trainer
- CPR Certification
- CORI Certified
Katy Trust, MS, BCBA, LABA
Katy is the Associate Home-based Program Director and BCBA Supervisor and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst on the Clinical and Home-based Teams. She has a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theatre from Hamilton College. She has worked with children for over 10 years, and subsequently practicing across a variety of ages, abilities and settings, beginning as a Case Manager and then a Behavior Specialist in school, home and community-based settings.
Heather Grada Durbeck, BCBA, LABA
Heather Grada Durbeck, BCBA, LABA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst who serves as the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services. She began her career over 20 years ago in the state of Florida working directly with adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Since then Heather has earned her Masters degree from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Behavior Analysis Program, and practiced the science of behavior across multiple environments and populations. She is honored to have served as a subject matter expert for the BACB. Amongst other experiences she has served as an Assessment Coordinator and teacher for a Precision Teaching School for elementary and middle school-aged students with learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD. She has also served as an instructor of foster parents and relative caregivers learning positive parenting techniques, and as a consultant for Positive Behavior Supports. For the previous ten years Heather has been working as a consultant and Regional Director serving individuals diagnosed with Autism between the ages of 3-26 in home, school and community based settings.
Rebecca Razumney, BCBA, LABA
Rebecca Razumney, BCBA, LABA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst on our Clinical and Home-based Teams. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Northeastern University and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University. She started the foundation of her career working at the New England Center for Children (NECC) and then pursued her certification in Applied Behavior Analysis through Salem State University. In over 10 years in the field of Behavior Analysis, Rebecca has worked directly with children of all ages who exhibit a range of challenging behaviors in both school and home/community settings.
Heather Josephson, PhD
Dr. Josephson is a Licensed Clinician and Therapeutic Outpatient Specialist on our Applied Behavioral Associates Team. Heather has over twenty years of applied clinical experience working with children, families, school systems and private clients. Both of her postgraduate degrees in Educational Psychology are from the University of Utah. Dr. Josephson has provided educational and clinical consultation in many diverse settings as well as delivering direct services. Her clinical expertise in assessment, intervention and consultation spans across ages, diagnoses and ability levels.
Amy Swallow, MEd
Amy Swallow, MEd provides direct ABA Services on our Home-based Team. Amy has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Certification in Communication Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Intensive Special Needs, Pre-k through 12th grade from Simmons College. She has worked at private and public school settings since 2006 as the Special Education Lead Teacher and Liaison for the preschool, elementary, and middle school classrooms for children with Autism. Amy has also been the Director of a summer camp program for students with Autism.
Our experienced Team of Home-based ABA Therapists are RBTs, Masters Level, and Graduate students in BCBA Fieldwork placements. All staff have experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis as the preferred empirically-based treatment for individuals with Autism. Staff serve as paraprofessionals who work to provide intensive direct 1:1 ABA services with families and their children with Autism in their home and community settings in a natural environment teaching model (NET). All staff are directly supervised on-site and receive ongoing training by BCBA Supervisors. Paraprofessional staff are responsible to follow and implement Behavioral Support, Teaching and Behavioral Intervention Plans. Parent education and generalization of skills by all members of a child’s treatment and educational team is critical to the success of our Home-based Program. All staff have Safety Care and CPR Certifications.