Chelsea Carrizales  

Kayla Morano 

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.

Julie Haynie

B.S., Registered Behavior Technician 

Michelle Martinez

B.S., Registered Behavior technician 

Jessica Cirullo 

Lauren graduated from Abilene Christian University with her B.S in Psychology in 2003. She has been working in the ABA field for two years 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. 

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. 

Allison is our office manager. She is a 2017 graduate from Texas A&M University and has a Child Development degree. She has been in the ABA world since she graduated in 2017. She earned her RBT in summer of 2017. After being an RBT for 9 months she switched into an administration role. 

She enjoys being outdoors, cooking with her husband, and traveling in her free time. 

Kelsey Wood

B.S., Registered Behavior technician 

Haley Pierce 

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. 

B.A Registered Behavior Technician 

Creating Connections...​Inspiring possibilities

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 Cordero 

Registered Behavior Technician 

Jessica graduated from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S in psychology in 2016. She has over 10 years of experience working with kids and started working in the ABA field in January of 2019. 

In her spare time she enjoys hiking and camping, bouldering, and yoga. 

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


Phone: 512-986-7625


2205 S. Bagdad Rd.

Leander, Tx 78641

Chelsea graduated from Texas State University in 2016 with her B.A in Psychology. She has 2 years of experience doing ABA therapy. She has provided ABA therapy in home, in clinic, and in community settings. She received her RBT certification in 2018. 

Some things Chelsea enjoys doing in her spare time are writing, playing video games, and painting.  

Allison Nichelson 

Office Manager 

Lauren Butera 

B.S Registered Behavior Technician 


Julie graduated from Cal State Sacramento with her B.S. in Psychology in 2009.  She then went on to get her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at National University. Julie has worked with at risk kids and their families for a year and a half. She has been working in the ABA world for over a year now. She became an RBT in 2019. 

In her free time, Julie enjoys reading, hiking, and board games. 

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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. 

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. 


Kelsey graduated from Texas State with a degree in Social Work in 2014. She went on to get her masters in Social Work from Texas State in 2015. She is currently in the process of becoming a licensed Social Worker. Kelsey worked as a preschool teacher for 2 years before entering the ABA field. She has been doing ABA therapy for over a year and received her RBT certification in 2019. 

In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants in the Austin area, taking her kiddo out and about, and exploring farmers markets.