Rely on the knowledgeable and experienced staff of Spectrum Autism Services, LLC. Our team specializes in providing evidence-based treatments to children with autism spectrum disorder. Each member of our staff is passionate and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients.
Nancy’s passion for working with individuals on the autism spectrum was sparked by the diagnosis and treatment of her own child with autism. She lives in Stafford County with her husband who is a former service member and is an active participant in the local special needs community. Nancy has a Masters in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Interventions in Autism from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Nancy has worked with special needs children since 2008 and as a BCBA since 2012. Nancy has experience providing both in-home and school-based intervention services. Her specialties include early and intensive behavior intervention, verbal behavior, school readiness, feeding, potty training, social skills training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and parent training.
Elizabeth, also known as Betsi, has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and has lived in Stafford County with her husband and three sons for 18 years. She has worked with children her entire life. While in college, she worked at a local daycare. Upon graduation, she owned and operated a small daycare before her husband’s job took her to Texas where she was the Office Manager for Texaco Exploration and Production.
After her first child was born, she became a stay at home mother. While raising her children, she volunteered many hours to her children’s school and their community. She also returned to school and became certified in Wilson Language Reading System. She has spent many years as an advocate for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities and working with Stafford County Schools . Most recently she taught preschool at a local private preschool.
Betsi currently serves Spectrum as our Office Manager and Assistant to Nancy Daly (CEO and
Director of Clinical Services). She loves to organize and keep the office running smoothly. She is passionate about making sure everyone at Spectrum feels like they are part of a family.
Katherine moved to Virginia in 2016 to pursue her passion for ABA. Clients love her creative spirit, and the staff look forward to her yummy homemade desserts. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Frostburg State University and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University.
Katherine supervises the training of our team of Registered Behavior Technicians. She develops our parent training curriculum and supervises staff members in the field. Previously, Katherine worked in foster care, coordinating services and ensuring that children had the needed legal, medical, educational, and physical resources to thrive. She has provided services in the home, community, and school settings. Her specialties include positive behavior support, verbal behavior, educational advocacy, parent training, and service coordination.
Nicole lives in Spotsylvania County with her husband and four children. She has a Masters in Education with a concentration in Cross Categorical Special Education, a graduate-level certification in Autism Education from Regent University, and a graduate-level certification in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Nicole began working with children on the Autism spectrum as an ABA therapist under the direction of Vincent Carbone in 2003. She spent 4 years as a lead teacher in Stafford County Public Schools Elementary Autism Program. Since 2012, she has worked as a BCBA supervising in-home ABA services.
Nicole joined the Spectrum Autism Services family in 2018. She specializes in the implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), verbal behavior, school-based interventions, interdisciplinary collaboration, and early and intensive behavior intervention.
After living overseas for 10 years, Laura moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2011 with her husband, a USAF veteran, and their two children. She has a BS in Psychology from Old Dominion University, an undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, and a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University.
Laura became interested in expanding her knowledge into Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis during her Undergraduate studies in Psychology. She has worked in the field of ABA since 2013 and has been supervising in-home ABA programs since 2017. Laura joined Spectrum Autism Services in 2018 and specializes in early intensive intervention, language acquisition, verbal behavior, school readiness, positive behavior support, and parent training.
Caitlin has always had a passion for working with children, but it wasn’t until she began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis that she found her calling. She is dedicated to helping each of her clients reach their goals. She finds the “unique” in each person and celebrates each client’s growth. Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Liberty University. She has a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University.
Caitlin assists with the academic and applied training of direct care staff. She coordinates weekly social groups and assists in the development of the curriculum that we use to target social skills in a group setting. She has extensive experience managing maladaptive behaviors including physical aggression, self-injury, property destruction, and pica. Her specialties include natural environment training, positive behavior support, verbal behavior, and social skills training.
Verna has always had strong passion to help others and maximize the individual potential of her clients. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She has experience working in the medical and human services fields. She has worked as a Registered Behavior Technician since 2015. She began her career providing one-on-one direct services to children on the spectrum in home, community and clinic settings in San Diego, California. Her family relocated to Virginia in 2017, where she continues her work as an RBT with Spectrum Autism Services. She is a military spouse and has vast experience working with and serving the military community. She cherishes each of her clients and their families and constantly seeks to make a meaningful, positive difference in their lives. Currently Verna is pursuing her Masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Faith is a Registered Behavior Technician who has a deep passion for aiding children on the spectrum to reach their optimal potential. She thrives as a caregiver and is has a unique ability to connect with children and help them grown as they reach their goals.
One will find Faith always helping those around her and bringing a positive perspective to any conversation. Faith enjoys working out, lifting weights, road trips, sings like a Disney princess and mostly finding ways to make those around her smile. Faith has a professional background in customer service management, coordinates weekly social groups and assists in the development of curriculum that is used to target social skills in a group setting.
Faith is currently studying at the University of Mary Washington earning her degree in communication. Faith also leads a team of volunteers for the children’s ministry at her church.
Kristen’s career serving individuals with Autism began when her former foster son was diagnosed with Autism in 2013. Her passion was ignited and spurred a career within elementary education. During her undergraduate studies she served as an in-school tutor for children with cognitive and learning disabilities utilizing social and emotional interventions to improve classroom behavior. Post-grad she was an elementary school teacher in Kindergarten and third grade. In January 2018, Kristen moved from the school environment to in-home services working as an RBT where she is able to help children with autism thrive in every environment they encounter. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has completed graduate coursework in School Counseling at NYU as well as Education Policy at American University. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s in Special Education and a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Kristen’s specialties include early intervention, verbal behavior, educational advocacy, social skills training, and potty training. She strives to provide parents with additional training and resources as well as raise community awareness for the unique abilities of individuals on the spectrum.
Emily has always had a passion for working with children and helping them reach their potential. In 2016 Emily received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from James Madison University. She then began her career in the field of Autism in the school setting; she provided both classroom-based and one-on-one services at a Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis based school in Maryland. In 2018, she moved to Fredericksburg where she became a part of the Spectrum family as a Registered Behavior Technician.
It wasn't until joining Spectrum that Emily truly realized her calling for working in the field of ABA. She is currently enrolled at The University of Southern Maine in pursuit of a Master's in Educational Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. She is extremely excited to continue her education and to inspire others to find passion in working in the field of Autism.
Lorene’s ambition to work with children started in the daycare setting and extended to Special Education teaching. She obtained her Master of Education from George Mason University and began her career in Fairfax County Public Schools.
After having her son and spending time at home, Lorene realized she wanted a career change and stumbled upon Spectrum Autism Services. Lorene has been with Spectrum since August 2018 and is currently seeking her certification to become a BCBA.
Lorene is passionate about establishing a positive relationship with each of her clients and going the extra mile to help them reach their full potential! She enjoys celebrating every milestone and ensuring parents’ understanding of how to best help their child thrive.
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