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Professionals With Genuine Care and Concern
Who We Are
Here at Autism Behavioral & Educational Services, Inc., we strive to use evidence-based and the most advanced teaching strategies available. Our teaching techniques are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis.
We teach 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. Contact us today to learn more.
Our mission is to provide effective intervention strategies to children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Our goal is to assist children and their parents in developing a behavioral repertoire
as similar as possible to a typical child.
Veronica Glickman, MA, MS, BCBA
Veronica Glickman, founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Clinical Director 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 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 twenty-year tenure spans across 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 10 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.
Kelsey Proctor, MS, 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, MS, 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.
Sydney Russell, MS, BCBA
Sydney Russell is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sydney has five years of experience utilizing ABA while working with individuals ranging from 2 to 16 years of age diagnosed with Autism. She has experience working with individuals in clinic and home based settings and social group settings. Sydney has trained school staff on how ABA strategies can be applied in public school settings. Sydney is passionate about working with children with Autism and being apart of their growth and development.
Robert Lee , J.D.
Robert Lee has been a part of Autism Behavioral & Educational Services, Inc. since its inception and came on full time two years ago to help with ABES’ expansion. In his current role as Chief Financial Officer, Robert oversees finance, legal, and human resources. Robert has spent most of his career in education. Prior to his current role at ABES, Inc., Robert worked in Higher Education supporting numerous institutions with state authorization and regulatory compliance.
Robert is a cum laude graduate of Northern Illinois University’s School of Business having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1999. Robert went on to complete his legal education at California Western School of law earning a Juris Doctorate degree in 2005.
Sheldon came out of retirement to take on the position of Accounting Specialist at Autism Behavioral & Educational Services, Inc. Sheldon brings a wealth of finance and accounting expertise to this role. Sheldon has served on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations over his career. Currently, Sheldon is the Treasurer of the New Light Cemetery located in Lincolnwood, IL, a position he has held for 20 years.
Sheldon has always been passionate about education. Sheldon was first elected to the Board of Education of District 73 in 1982. He was reelected five times, served four years as board President and 18 years as the Finance Chairman.
A successful businessman, Sheldon owned and operated two furniture stores in the Chicagoland area for 25 years. Prior to opening his own stores, he managed one of the largest furniture stores in Chicago for 10 years.