CONTACT INFORMATION


Phone: 512-986-7625

Email: office@abaspectrum.com

www.ABASpectrum.com


2205 S. Bagdad Rd.

Leander, Tx 78641

Michelle Martinez

B.S., Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, Lead Therapist 

ABA SpectrumTherapy 


Kayla graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in forensic psychology in 2016. She gained experience working with kids when she worked at Direct Care foster home where she helped kids with every day life skills. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading, exploring new places in Austin, and traveling back home to New York to visit family. 

Haley has recently transitioned from pediatrics to ABA. She has 5 years of experience working with kids in the medical field and enjoys every minute of it. 

In her spare time she enjoys crafting, spending time with friends and family, and trying new foods. 



Amanda is currently working on getting her  degree in psychology to become a BCBA or Occupational Therapist. Amanda worked with adults with down syndrome before moving into the ABA field in 2016 and began working with children, teens, and young adults. Amanda became interested in the ABA field when her brother got diagnosed with ASD. 

​In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her kids, playing games with friends, and shopping on Amazon. 


Amanda Cordero 

Registered Behavior Technician 

Kayla Morano 

​Registered Behavior Technician


Michelle received a B.S. in Psychology in 2011 from Troy University.  After graduation, she worked as a behavior therapist in Clarksville, TN.  In 2013, she moved to Texas and worked as a behavior technician while taking Applied Behavior Analysis courses at the University of North Texas.  Michelle joined the ABA Spectrum team in August 2017, and expects to sit for her BCaBA exam in 2019.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and doing puzzles. 

Casey Garza
​B.A., M.ed, Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

Creating Connections...​Inspiring possibilities

Lauren Butera 

B.S Registered Behavior Technician, Lead Therapist

Lauren graduated from Abilene Christian University with her B.S in Psychology in 2003. She has been working in the ABA field since 2018 as an RBT. She is currently attending Nova Southeastern University to obtain her Masters in Developmental Disabilities to become a BCBA. 

Lauren received her RBT certification in 2017 and has experience working with kids of many different disabilities. 

In her spare time she likes to shop, spend time with her family, and rest. 


Casey received a B.S. in Family Social Science and a B.A. in Child Psychology in 2007. She then went on to get her M.Ed in Special Education and became a BCBA in September 2019. Casey began working in the ABA world in July 2017, she became an RBT in March of 2018. She has experience working at inclusive preschools with kids. 

In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and taking day trips to the hill country with her husband. 


Haley Pierce 

​Registered Behavior Technician 

Michelle Khatwani, M.S., BCBA

Owner / Clinical Director

Michelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and special education teacher who has worked with children with special needs, including those on the Autism Spectrum, since 1999.  While attending the University of Texas at Austin, she worked with children with severe medical and developmental disabilities from ages 0 to 3 with Travis County MHMR, developing curriculum lessons and handling the medical needs of the children.

​Since 2000, Michelle has been a special education teacher in Leander Independent School District and has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum.  She has conducted functional behavior assessments, assessed students using the ABLLS and VB-MAPP, and developed interventions for students based on the curriculum.  During this time, Michelle has also supported parents as an in-home therapist to help facilitate generalization of skills from school to home.

​Michelle also provides supervision for BCBA/BCaBA candidates and ongoing supervision for BCaBAs.​​

​​Jennifer Saavedra, M.Ed., BCBA

Owner / Executive Director

Since 2001, Jennifer has been using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in home, school and community settings.  While attending Texas State University, Jennifer was an in-home therapist for families with responsibilities from curriculum development to treatment management and school consultations.  She was also a special education teacher for children with autism and currently works as an autism specialist in the public schools.
As a consulting behavior analyst, Jennifer specializes in teaching children with autism and other developmental disabilities beginning communication to conversation and social language skills; pre-academic and academic skills; and social skills.  She also enjoys teaching others about effective teaching procedures, the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, and program development and management.  Jennifer is able to teach others through workshops for educators and parents and as an Academic Associate at Arizona State University.
Jennifer also provides supervision for BCBA/BCaBA candidates and ongoing supervision for BCaBAs.