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 vocational 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 became 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 twenty-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.

Kelsey Proctor, M.S., BCBA

Kelsey Proctor is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Capella University. Kelsey has 5 years of experience working in various settings with individuals ranging in age from 2 through 16 with an Autism diagnosis. Kelsey truly enjoys working with individuals with autism and is dedicated to helping them achieve growth and development of skills that foster independence.

Marie LaFronza M.S., BCBA

Marie LaFronza is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Purdue University Global. Marie has 5 years of experience utilizing ABA while working with individuals ranging from ages 2-14 with an Autism diagnosis. She has experience working with individuals in clinic-based and home-based settings, and in 1:1 and social group settings. Marie is enthusiastic about fostering growth and independence in her clients in a positive environment.