We are a group of seasoned experts committed to your child's development.
Meet Our Expert IBHS Leadership Team
Between our Senior Director, Training Director and two Assistant Clinical Directors, our IBHS leadership team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) has a combined 50+ years of ABA experience. With formal Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) training, we are committed to implementing evidence-based practices throughout the whole organization. Some of our additional specialties include caregiver functional assessments, token systems, severe problem behavior, feeding disorders and more. Our leadership’s academic credentials and ABA practicum experience were completed at a variety of highly regarded programs such as the Kennedy Krieger Institute, May Institute, University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Temple University and West Virginia University. Our IBHS leaders bring unique experiences and expertise to Aspire, from being published for their research, to presenting at ABA conferences and symposiums across the country.
Dr. Jaime Friedman Aspire Child & Family Services founder and Executive Director
For decades, Dr. Friedman has tirelessly practiced as a certified school psychologist and consulted with numerous agencies providing psycho-educational testing and other psychological services. Dr. Friedman started her own private practice and expanded it to offer Clinical Assessments and Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Jennie has been a practicing BCBA/LBS for over a decade and has worked at the renowned May Institute and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her specialties include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Severe Problem Behavior, Feeding Disorders and more. Jennie’s work has been published several times, on topics ranging from Functional Analysis to Parent Training.
IBHS Assistant Clinical Director
Amanda is a BCBA/LBS with over a decade of ABA industry experience which includes residential facilities, in-home, school, and clinic-based programs, and clinical training. Amanda has been published and has presented research at numerous national ABA conferences.
IBHS Assistant Clinical Director
Jennifer is a BCBA/LBS with over 20 years of diverse field experience. Throughout her ABA tenure, she has overseen numerous teams and gained a specialty in training and development. She has a natural passion for leadership and performance management.
IBHS Training Director
Monica has worked across multiple in-home, school, and residential facilities, expanding her repertoire from problem behavior to include skill acquisition programming. Monica completed a practicum at the prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute on the Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit. She has presented at numerous ABA conferences on topics including caregiver functional assessments, token systems, OBM, and more.
Dr. Jeri Sebastian
Dr. Sebastian specializes in psychological assessment and testing primarily for autism spectrum disorders.
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