Director of Clinical Services
Frank received his B.A. in psychology in 2002 from the University of Houston. In 2003, he sat for and passed the Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)examination. In 2008, Frank obtained his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston, Clear-Lake. He returned to the University of Houston, Clear-Lake, certificate-only program to complete coursework to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. Frank obtained his BCBA in January 2011.
Frank began working with children with autism as an undergraduate student at the University of Houston in 1999 with with an ABA early intensive clinic. Frank began as a behavior therapist and quickly moved into a leadership role as a Senior Therapist. After serving as a Senior Therapist, Frank was promoted to Case Supervisor. As a Case Supervisor, he was responsible for designing treatment protocols for skill acquisition, behavioral targets and training treatment teams for clients in early intensive ABA programs. In 2009, he began working as the Assistant Principal/Behavior Analyst for a private school for students with autism. Frank had the opportunity to work with over 65 students with autism ranging in age from 6-22. He was able to hone and refine his capabilities in the areas of conducting FBA’s, writing treatment plans, training staff how to implement behavior plans, and writing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
Over the past 13 years, Frank has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life for his clients and their families. Frank finds client progress, not matter how big or small, meaningful and rewarding. As a student of the science of human behavior, he enjoys acquiring new information as well as sharing his existing knowledge of ABA with others.
Director of Programming
Candice received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston in 2002. She is currently completing a Master of Education Degree in Special Education in the Low-Incidence Disabilities and Autism Program at Sam Houston State University. She is currently a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (2005) under supervision and will sit for the BCBA exam upon completion of her Master's Degree.
Candice has experience working with students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum for over 12 years in clinic, home, community, and private and public school settings. She began training as an ABA therapist as an undergraduate at the University of Houston. She continued as a therapist at a private ABA-based clinic and later became a Senior Therapist. She then obtained Texas Teacher Certification as an EC-4 Generalist (Elementary General Education) and a K-12 Special Education Teacher. She taught a self-contained classroom for students with autism in a public school in the Houston area for three years. She then worked with the school district's Autism Support Team training school personnel and providing educational, behavior and transition support for students ages 3-23 in classrooms and other educational settings.
In 2007, Candice also became a special needs parent when her second child was born with a chromosome disorder. Her daughter, Hope, was a NICU resident for her first 4 months along with a crash course in special medical needs, G-tube feeding, home health nursing, Physical/Occupational/Speech therapy, as well as the other (parent) side of the ARD table.
Candice has worked with students and families from a wide range of backgrounds and needs. She is dedicated to supporting students and their families to ensure that they are informed and empowered to make decisions that will impact the lives of those with disabilities and the people that care for them. She believes that independence and quality of life should be a main focus for all children, in whatever that may look like for each individual. She is always learning from her students and strives to apply the research that comes from Behavior Analysis to promote meaningful and lasting change for students, families and those in the community.