Meet the Team

Alexie Sabala, M.Ed., BCBA

Co-founder & Behavior Analyst

Alexie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 8 years of experience in ABA. He graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a Masters in Special Education and a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018. Alexie's first experiences in ABA began in 2012 where he took an introductory course at Florida International University (FIU). Interested in the application of the concepts he learned, Alexie sought out field experience. He began as an intern (2012-2014) for a group home provider treating adults and children with problem behaviors. Under guidance, Alexie designed and conducted functional analyses, developed behavior intervention strategies, and trained staff on program implementation. Alexie continued to develop his skill set becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2014 and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2018. Alexie has helped individuals with Autism acquire the skills they need to be independent, functionally communicate, and socialize with peers in center, home, and school settings.  He has vast experience in early intervention ABA, developing and conducting functional analyses, treating pediatric feeding problems, toilet training, developing functional communication, conducting parent training, and providing supervision.

Virginia Serpas, M.A, BCBA

Co-founder & Behavior Analyst

Virginia is a bilingual Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with 6 years of experience providing ABA treatment to children with Autism and other developmental disabilities in English and Spanish. Eager to grow in the field, Virginia began working in the field as a behavior technician right after college. During this time, she completed ABA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology, acquired fieldwork experience in a group home setting and became certified as a BCaBA. While gaining experience  as an assistant behavior analyst, Virginia completed her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of South Florida and then passed her boards to become a BCBA. Virginia has worked in in a variety of settings and has vast experience with providing direct therapy using a variety of ABA methodologies, functional behavior assessments, behavior reduction intervention plans, skill acquisition program development, RBT supervision and parent training in English and Spanish. Virginia specializes in early intervention & loves helping toddlers learn basic core skills using naturalistic and play based teaching strategies and believes that therapy should be fun and child-led.

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