EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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RACHEL AVNER TORRANCE, M.ED, BCBA, COBA

Rachel began studying ABA in the 1990’s at The Ohio State University while studying under the distinguished Drs. Cooper, Heron, and Heward. After obtaining her masters and teaching Special Education, in 2011 she began consulting in school, employment, home and community settings. During that time she became board certified. In 2015 she founded Accessing Abilities, LLC and primarily supervised professionals pursuing certification. She went full-time with the agency in 2017. Today, Rachel leads trainings, supervises world-wide and oversees the agency in meeting it’s mission through various initiatives. Her primary areas of focus are 1) training professionals, 2) complex cases (such as dual diagnosis, multiple disabilities or long histories of ongoing behaviors) and 3) working with multi-disciplinary teams to best meet specific needs with positive supports while keeping students in their school setting.

LEAD BEHAVIOR STAFF

  ANNE WINKELMAN, M.ED, BCBA, COBA   Anne has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings across different ages. She has provided consultative and direct supports in private and public schools, therapeutic programming in home and community settings, job coaching and also currently works as a program leader for an innovative, social skills training program. Anne is highly specialized in assessing, developing and implementing programming for independence. She is also incredibly detail-oriented.

ANNE WINKELMAN, M.ED, BCBA, COBA

Anne has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings across different ages. She has provided consultative and direct supports in private and public schools, therapeutic programming in home and community settings, job coaching and also currently works as a program leader for an innovative, social skills training program. Anne is highly specialized in assessing, developing and implementing programming for independence. She is also incredibly detail-oriented.

  JENNIFER PEARSON, M.ED, BCBA, COBA   Jennifer has been in the field for over 15 years. She specializes in working with children birth through age 8, as well as adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Focused on individualized education and behavior intervention plans, her experience includes classroom, home and the community settings. Jennifer has excelled in not only helping others learn new skills, but how to also teach parents and fellow educators the tools to expand the learner's abilities.

JENNIFER PEARSON, M.ED, BCBA, COBA

Jennifer has been in the field for over 15 years. She specializes in working with children birth through age 8, as well as adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Focused on individualized education and behavior intervention plans, her experience includes classroom, home and the community settings. Jennifer has excelled in not only helping others learn new skills, but how to also teach parents and fellow educators the tools to expand the learner's abilities.

  SARAH GLASS, M.ED, BCaBA   Sarah has extensive experience in ABA consultation services in the clinical setting, home programs, summer camps, and with local school districts. Social skills is an area she is passionate about and especially enjoys teaching children and adults how to play and spend leisure time appropriately. As a mom of two (one of her children has special needs), an educator, and a practitioner who has volunteered many hours to train staff in underdeveloped countries abroad, Sarah brings a depth of understanding and a wealth of experience to our team of behavior analysts.

SARAH GLASS, M.ED, BCaBA

Sarah has extensive experience in ABA consultation services in the clinical setting, home programs, summer camps, and with local school districts. Social skills is an area she is passionate about and especially enjoys teaching children and adults how to play and spend leisure time appropriately. As a mom of two (one of her children has special needs), an educator, and a practitioner who has volunteered many hours to train staff in underdeveloped countries abroad, Sarah brings a depth of understanding and a wealth of experience to our team of behavior analysts.

 

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