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Image of Michael Fabrizio, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis Professionals at Organization for Research and LearningMichael Fabrizio

Owner, Clinical Services Supervisor

Bio:  Michael Fabrizio is a behavior analyst who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University. He is a former doctoral candidate in the University of Washington’s Department of Special Education where he specialized in behavior analysis, instructional design, autism, and technical communication. He has worked with children with disabilities throughout his twenty-five year career, serving as a Senior Educational Specialist for the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University, an autism Program Specialist for the Spectrum Center for Educational and Behavioral Development in Berkeley, California, Head Teacher for Morningside Academy, a private school for children with learning differences, and later as the Lead Trainer in Morningside’s Public School Improvement Project.

Michael resides in Seattle, Washington where he serves as a partner and Clinical Services Supervisor within the Organization for Research and Learning (O.R.L.) a behavior analytic private practice that works with learners with autism. He was also an adjunct professor of behavior analysis in the University of North Texas Department of Behavior Analysis, an adjunct professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis master’s degree program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the past president of the Standard Celeration Society, a special interest group within the Association for Behavior Analysis.

Michael has presented more than 100 data-based papers related to his clinical work with children with autism and other disabilities at a range of state, regional, and national professional conferences including the Autism Society of America, the West Coast Special Education Conference, the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association for the Severely Handicapped, the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, and the International Precision Teaching Conference. Michael has published his work in such professional journals as the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, the Behavior Analysis Digest, the European Journal of Behavior Analysis, the Behavior Analyst Today, and the Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Michael is a Supporting Member of both the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and theAssociation for Behavior Analysis, and a Sustaining Member of the Standard Celeration Society. He received the 2000 New Contributor’s Award presented by the Standard Celeration Society for his applied research work, and served as a member of the scientific advisory council for the Organization for Autism Research.

 


Image of Kelly Ferris, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis professionals at Organization for Research and LearningKelly Ferris, M.Ed., BCBA

Owner, Clinical Services Supervisor

Bio:  Kelly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 15 years of experience working with children with autism. She earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington in 2003. Her clinical expertise includes early intervention for toddlers, instructional design, functional communication intervention with speech generating devices, elementary academic instruction, and positive behavior support for children and their families. She has worked with children with autism and their families as a Program Manager at Northwest Behavioral Associates, Program Director for Rising Star Academy at Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington, and a Consultant with Fabrizio/Moors Consulting.

Kelly currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she is co-owner and a Clinical Services Supervisor for the Organization for Research and Learning (O.R.L.).   She is Conference Chair for Washington’s Association for Behavior Analysis, Past Vice-President, and a current Board Member of the Standard Celeration Society, a special interest group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Kelly has presented numerous data-based papers related to her clinical work with children with autism and other related disabilities at a range of state, regional, national and international conferences, including California’s Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the International Precision Teaching Conference. Kelly has published her applied work with children with autism in the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration and the Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Kelly is a sustaining member of the Standard Celeration Society, a full-member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the Association for Professional Behavior Analysis (APBA), and Washington’s Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA).

 


Image of Rose Feddock, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis professionals at Organization for Research and LearningRose Feddock, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Services Supervisor, Compliance Officer

Bio: ­Rose Feddock is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has served as a counselor and case manager for adolescents and adults with emotional disturbances and serious mental illnesses as well serving children, adolescents and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. Rose has worked in home and community settings including therapeutic group homes and community based intervention programs for adolescents and adults, therapeutic day programs for adults, and home and school based intervention programs for children and adolescents.

Rose has enjoyed working with people with autism and related developmental disabilities as well as significant behavioral challenges since 1999. She began her work as a therapy assistant working with children in home­-based programs in the San Francisco Bay Area where she also served as Lead Therapist and Program Manager. While earning her graduate degree in the Chicago area, Rose served as Director of the Autism Support Center at Trinity Services, Inc. In addition, she has provided consultation and staff development support to Trinity Services’ numerous departments serving adults with developmental disabilities. She has also served as Director for FEAT of Washington’s Transitions for Teens Program, Experience Learning Program and Summer Intervention Program. Rose began her work with ORL in 2007 and currently serves as Clinical Services Supervisor working primarily with adolescents and young adults to improve significant behavioral challenges and develop self­-advocacy and self­-management skills. In addition to her clinical work, Rose also serves as ORL’s Compliance Officer ensuring that ORL’s high quality services adhere to or exceed all relevant state federal regulations.

Rose is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Standard Celeration Society. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the International Precision Teaching conferences.
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Image of Dr. Bill Helsel, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningBill Helsel, Ed.D, BCBA-D

Clinical Services Supervisor

Bio: ­ William J. Helsel, Ed.D., BCBA is currently employed as Clinical Services Supervisor at the Organization for Research and Learning (ORL).  Prior to accepting this position, he was Director of Morningside Teachers’ Academy and Director of Admissions and Enrollment with Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA. For the previous 15 years, he was employed as a Behavior Technology Consultant and Psychologist for the PLEA Agency (Pittsburgh, PA), a partial hospital school program and in-home service provider.  During his tenure at PLEA, he also developed and directed the AGILE (Academic Generative Instruction for Learner Enhancement) Learning Program and served as Clinical Director.

Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh (1981) and his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Illinois University (1985).  Following post-doctoral training at the Biological Sciences Research Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine (1985-1986), Dr. Helsel became the inpatient unit Senior Clinician and Clinical Administrator at the John Merck Multiple Disabilities Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1986-1989).  He joined the psychology staff of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center as Director of the Intensive Treatment System in fall 1989, and in 1993, Dr. Helsel was invited to direct the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Development with the Facility Director, Dr. J. Iverson Riddle.  During his final year at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, he was Director of Psychology Services.  He resigned this position in 1996 to become Clinical Director of a small private provider of behavior supports (in Pennsylvania) that primarily served persons with developmental disabilities and behavior/psychiatric disorders.  In Spring 1997, he was recruited to Allegheny University of Health Sciences to serve as Clinical/Community Specialist, Psychologist, and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neuropsychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  During this time he was also a Behavior Supports Consultant and Psychologist at Allegheny East Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA).  In 1998 he became Director of Psychology and Research at Black Mountain Center, North Carolina, where he oversaw two separate clinical programs; one for individuals with developmental disabilities and a second for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type Dementia.

In addition to his clinical experience, he has taught in university and community college settings.  In 2001, he completed a 4-week graduate (12 credit) course on the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction at Morningside Academy Summer School Institute in Seattle, WA.  Upon invitation, he returned to Morningside Academy (2003, 2009, and 2012) to assist staff and students at the Summer School Institute.  Dr. Helsel has published in the areas of behavior assessment, treatment, and organizational management. He has served as President of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA), and was co-founder of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis (PennABA), where he later served as President. He is also a Past President of the Standard Celeration Society.  His clinical research interests focus on teaching and treating individuals with developmental disabilities and/or severe behavior/psychiatric disorders through effective applied behavior analysis and staff performance-management training.

 

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Brandi Allred, M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Services Supervisor

Bio: Brandi Allred is behavior analyst who holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from the University of Washington. She lives with her husband and their two children in Shoreline.

Brandi has worked with children with autism in home and school setting in the Seattle area since 2004. She met Michael Fabrizio and Kelly Ferris her sophomore year of her undergraduate education as she began her work as a therapy assistant for Fabrizio/Moors Consulting. She continued to work with Kelly and Michael at Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington, where she was the Assistant Teacher of FEAT’s Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention program, Rising Star Academy (RSA), for two years. At RSA, Brandi’s interests included facilitating social groups and developing dramatic play activities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She left her position with RSA after having her son in 2010.

Currently, Brandi works with clients of ORL in the role of Consultant. Her experience is working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior disorders. Brandi’s areas of interest are programming related to self­-advocacy, resilience, pragmatic (social) language, and executive functioning skills. She also enjoys training Therapy Assistants and working closely with families in parent coaching arrangements.

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Image of Ali McManus, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningAli McManus, M.A.

Consultant

Bio:  Ali has over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages and abilities. Since 2006, Ali has employed the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in her work with children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders. Ali holds a Masters’ Degree in Non- Profit Management and Leadership and is currently pursuing a Graduate Academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of North Texas and Certification as a BCBA. Ali has presented her work at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference in 2009 and 2011. Her areas of specialty include improving self- advocacy and self- determination, working with teens and young adults and community- based instruction. Ali is dedicated to promoting community inclusion and access for people with autism spectrum disorders.

 


Image of Andrea Little, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningAndrea Little, M.S., BCBA

Consultant

Bio:­ Andrea is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working with ORL (then, Fabrizio/Moors Consulting) when she was in high school. She began as a therapy assistant, providing behavior analytic intervention for children with autism. She later earned her master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas. Her training centered around early intervention for children with autism, and parent training. She also gain experience by working in multiple schools and clinic settings, but she ultimately decided to return to Seattle to continue working with ORL. Her areas of interest include behavior-­analytic intervention for children with autism, early intervention, and parent/staff training. Andrea is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and the Standard Celeration Society. She has presented her research at the International Precision Teaching Conferences and the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conferences.

 

 

Image of Rebecca Phillips, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningRebecca Phillips, M.Ed.

Consultant

Bio:

Rebecca Phillips is behavior analyst who holds an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from the University of Washington.

Rebecca has worked with children with autism in home and school settings in the Seattle area since 2002. She began her work as a classroom assistant at the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington and soon moved on to a position as therapy assistant for Fabrizio/Moors Consulting. She continued to work concurrently with Kelly and Michael at Organization for Research and Learning as a program manager and at Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington, where she was the Head Clinician of FEAT’s Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) program, Rising Star Academy (RSA), for two years. Rebecca was a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from 2009-2014 and is working towards re-certification after the birth of her first child and an extended maternity leave.

Currently, Rebecca works with clients of ORL in the role of Consultant. Her experience is working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior disorders. Rebecca’s areas of interest are early language intervention, functional communication intervention with speech generating devices, self­-advocacy, resilience, and community access. She also enjoys collaboration and mentoring (and being mentored by) other clinicians, developing innovative training strategies and collaboration with related service-providers such as speech and language pathologists.


Image of Ann Sturtz, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningAnn Sturtz, M.A., BCBA

Consultant

Bio:  Ann is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 8 years of experience working with children with autism. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2009. Her clinical work has included early intervention for children, designing social skills intervention for pre-k to teenage learners, and training clinical staff. Ann enjoys working with learners with autism, toddlers to teens. She is a Program Manager for the Organization for Research and Learning (O.R.L.) and also the Education Director for ORL’s Therapy Assistants.

Ann’s professional memberships include the Washington’s Association for Behavior Analysis, and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and the Standard Celeration Society. She published her work with typically-developing college leaners in the European Journal of Behavior Analysis and has presented papers at the annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, and the annual International Precision Teaching Conference.

 

 

Image of Annie Parsell, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningAnnie Parsell, M.Ed., BCBA

Program Manager

Bio: Elizabeth (Annie) Parsell is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Art from Gonzaga University and a Master of Education in Special Education from Eastern Washington University. Annie has had the pleasure of working with children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disabilities since 2003, where she began by working as a therapist in home programs in Spokane. While earning her graduate degree, Annie worked as Lead Therapist for home­-based programs and as an instructional assistant in special education classrooms. From 2006 – ­2010 Annie worked as a special education teacher for public school districts in Spokane, Washington and Lompoc, California, and holds a California Special Education Teaching Certificate, and also has a California Teachers of English Learners Certificate. Elizabeth relocated to Seattle, Washington in 2010, when she began her work with ORL as a Therapy Assistant, and later as a Program Manager in August of 2012. Annie’s areas of specialty include improving client self­-advocacy skills, Direct Instruction, Alternative/Augmentative Communication Systems, and management of difficult behaviors.

 
Image of Megan Thompson, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningMegan Thompson, M.Ed., BCBA

Consultant

Bio: ­ Megan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary English education from Florida State University and a Masters of Education degree from University of Washington in Special Education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis. Megan has served children, teens, and families since 2008 first as a Language Arts teacher for At­risk Middle­ School aged adolescents in Tallahassee, FL. In 2009, she relocated to the Seattle, WA area and began serving teens and families as a Lead Clinician (and later Supervising Lead Clinician) with FEAT of Washington’s Transitions for Teens program, working to better each teen’s quality of life through self­-advocacy and community-­based instruction. Currently, Megan works as a Program Manager for ORL, where she enjoys serving wide age range of clients with diverse skills and needs and enjoys working alongside other professionals in the field with the goal of providing meaningful interventions to children and families while contributing to ongoing research in the field of applied behavior analysis.

 


Image of Mike Reulehn, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningMike Ruehlen, M.Ed.

Consultant

Bio:­ Mike Ruehlen has been working with young children, teenagers, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities for over 15 years. Mike has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and as a Precision Teacher for close to a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in education, learning, & society, and he received his Master of Education degree with an emphasis on Severe and Low­ incidence Disabilities from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Washington State Department of Health registered counselor and has presented his work on using fluency based instruction to instruct time­-telling at the 2012 Association Behavior Analysis International Conference in Seattle. Mike is passionate about teaching community integration skills such as: self­-advocacy, navigation, vocational, and independent living skills. When he’s not at work, Mike can often be found with his wife backpacking the north Cascades, baking breads, or tending to their garden and chickens.

 


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Meaghan Kemp, M.S., BCBA

Program Manager

Bio: Meaghan has been working with children with disabilities since 2008 and began working with O.R.L in 2012. Working with children with disabilities is something Meaghan is very passionate about both professionally and personally. She received her degree in Psychology from Western Washington University and her Master’s degree from the University of Arizona. She has worked with a wide range of learners from toddlers to teenagers. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders and spending time with family.

 

 


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Marissa Cuperus, M.Ed., BCBA

Program Manager

Bio: Marissa has enjoyed her work with children and adolescents with disabilities in various settings since 2005 and has been with the Organization and Research and Learning (ORL) since 2011. She graduated from Western Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychologygraduated from the University of Washington in the spring of 2015 with a Master’s of Education. While working for ORL, Marissa has provided client support in schools, family homes, and community settings. She has experience with early intervention, behavior management, social coaching, and pragmatic language development. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

 


Image of Eunice Barron, one of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals at Organization for Research and LearningEunice Barron, M.S., SLP-CCC, BCBA

Program Manager

Bio:  Eunice grew up in Las Vegas, NV and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno. During her graduate studies, Eunice worked as a behavior therapist, providing in-home therapy for children with autism. She also has experience teaching life skills to adolescents with autism in both the classroom and the community. In addition to being a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, she completed ABA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and earned her board certification as a behavior analyst. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, staying active in the outdoors and doing tricks and agility training with her dog.