Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality services and intervention strategies to children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Our Goal

Our goal is to assist children and parents in developing a behavioral repertoire as similar as possible to a typical child.

About ABES, Inc.

We strive to use the most advanced and evidence-based teaching strategies available. Our teaching techniques are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

We aim to teach children skills that can be generalized across a variety of people and settings. Parent training is an essential part of our program that ensures the child continues to apply and hone those new skills throughout the day.

We regularly coordinate our efforts with interdisciplinary team members such as teachers, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists.

Clinical Staff

Veronica Glickman, M.A., M.S., BCBA

Veronica Glickman, founder of Autism, Behavioral & Educational Services, Inc. (ABES), has dedicated her professional career to working with kids with autism and their families.  Veronica began working with the adult population as an undergraduate student at Adelphi University in Long Island, NY, while working toward her Psychology degree by providing vocation training and placement.  Since that time, Veronica earned: a Master of Arts Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Hartford; a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University; a Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Veronica’s experience spans from early childhood, 18 months through adulthood.  She has created and supervised in-home and clinic based ABA programs across the country, set up classrooms, trained professionals, and was an administrator in a therapeutic day school.  Veronica also mentors and supervises students studying applied behavior analysis.

Veronica’s sixteen-year tenure spans four states: New York, Connecticut, California and Illinois.   Upon diagnosing and recommending behavior analytic services in Illinois, Veronica found that there was a lack of service providers and ABES, Inc. was born.

Kylie Nekola, MS, BCBA

Kylie Nekola is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has a Master’s degree of Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. Kylie has worked with children with an autism diagnosis for 7 years. She has a variety of experience in multiple settings including a therapeutic day school, in-home therapy, clinic based services, and running social skills groups. Kylie is passionate about building new skills and seeing growth in her clients and their families.

Emily Mutschler, M.Ed., BCBA

Emily Mutschler is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. For the past 8 years, Emily has worked with individuals with an autism diagnosis ranging in ages 2 years old to 21 years old. Her experience has been in both therapeutic day school and in-home therapy settings. Emily loves seeing her clients gain new skills and make accomplishments, whether they are big or small.

Speech-Language Pathology

Lauren Cornell, MS, CCC-SLP

Lauren Cornell is a highly qualified and passionate licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated summa cum laude with both a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from California University of Pennsylvania. She has received additional training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Complex Feeding Disorders and behavior management.  Lauren’s clinical experience includes working at a day school for children with Autism. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Lauren gained valuable experience working with the autism community, having worked with adults in a therapeutic day program and teaching social skills to children.  Lauren is a member of both the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia.