Michelle comes to Behavior Modification Solutions as an all ready a versatile superstar in the field of Behavior Analysis. Michelle began her career as a Consumer Support/Behavioral Coordinator and was fortunate to be promoted to the Day Program Director for developmentally disabled adults. She simultaneously worked on her BCaBA certification from Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA’s certification program, which she received in 2003. This inspiring experience led her to dedicate her career path to serving children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities and to help them to lead a fulfilled and healthy life. Michelle earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a Behavior Analyst Consultant in the communities of Hillsborough, Hernando, and Pasco counties for over 16 years. She Michelle enjoys living in Tampa with her husband, her two boys, and her dog Luna. She has a very active lifestyle and loves supporting her boys in sports’ activities, travel, and everyday adventures.
We are so excited to have her as part of our clinical family team!
Dara Kates, BCaBA is a new addition to the Behavior Modification Solutions’ team. She is board certified as an Assistant Analyst (BCaBA). Dara has worked in applied behavior analysis for 7 years, including 4 years as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT). She specializes in working with children with special needs ages 2-16. She has experience implementing ABA techniques in the clinic, school, and home settings. Dara graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. She hopes to earn her BCBA in the future. We are excited to have her as a member of the BMS family.
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