ABOUT

Our team is dedicated to helping make significant improvements in the lives of children, including those diagnosed with autism, and assisting their families and teachers using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our program delivery is conducted by BCBAs, BCaBAs, and Behavior Therapists with ABA experience ranging from 5 to 24 years.

Lawrence Venuk, MS, BCBA
Licensed Behavior Analyst
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Larry is the Clinical Director of Behavioral Consulting Associates, LLC. Larry earned his M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis at Central Michigan University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2003 and is a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Connecticut. 

 

Larry began his career assisting a young man diagnosed with autism in an assisted living apartment. After graduate school, he moved to Connecticut in 1998 to assist individuals living at Southbury Training School. He has enjoyed assisting families and teaching children, adolescents, and adults using the principles of applied behavior analysis in a variety of settings for the past 23 years.

 

Larry lives in Watertown, CT with his wife, their two daughters, a dog and a cat.  He enjoys gardening, playing basketball, kayaking, playing the bass guitar and drums, and life with his family and friends.  

Gabrielle Testa, BCBA
Licensed Behavior Analyst
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Gabi has worked with children since she was 16 years old and as a Behavior Therapist for 5 years. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, and fromWestern Connecticut State University with her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in Dec 2021. Gabi became a BCBA and licensed behavior analyst in June 2022.. She has 9 years experience working in clinical, home, and public school setting with individuals with disabilities. 

 

Gabi lives in Bethlehem with her husband, son, 2 dogs, cat, and chickens. She enjoys gardening, canoeing, reading, and traveling with her family.

Jenny Acevedo, BCBA
Licensed Behavior Analyst
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Jenny has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Connecticut Licensed Behavior Analyst since 2019.

Jenny earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 2015 . Upon graduation, Jenny joined the Project EARLY research team at Yale University where she helped in the identification and early intervention of low- income and minority children with Autism.  

 

For three years, Jenny also worked for the Wilson Family Resource Center where she educated parents in child development and facilitated activities to help improve school readiness and parent involvement in her own community of Waterbury.  

 

Jenny’s passion for research and children with Autism fueled her to receive a Master of Science Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018 from Western Connecticut State University. While completing her degree Jenny worked for Birth to Three as a Developmental and Behavioral Therapist where she used the principles of applied behavior analysis to promote skill acquisition.  

Gabriella Tamer, RBT
Registered Behavior Tech
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Gabriella has been a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) since the Spring of 2022.  She began her career in 2017 as a Montessori head teacher, and she experience in residential, school, in-home and clinic based settings. She is very passionate and determined to make a difference in the lives of her clients and their famlies.

She is currently studying to earn her bachelors degree and plans on attending graduate school to earn her Master's in ABA.

Gabriella resides in Westchester, NY and enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family., and cat.

Cathy Kulmann
Behavior Therapist
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Cathy has been working with children with and without developmental disabilities for several years in a variety of settings. 

She graduated with her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2021 from Western Connecticut State University . 

 

Cathy Lives in Southington, and she enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.

January Lynch
Therapist
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January has been working as a Behavior Therapist with children with disabilities since 2002.  She has extensive experience working with children diagnosed with autism in clinical, school, and home settings. 

 

January graduated with a BA in Sociology from The State University of New York at New Paltz.  To further her knowledge, experience and skill set, January recently started a graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She is expected to graduate with her Masters in the Spring of 2022. 

 

When she is not working as a Behavior Therapist or working on her course work for the graduate program January enjoys, hiking, yoga, reading, shopping, organizing and spending time with her family and friends. 

Kim Parciasepe
Therapist
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Kim has been working as an ABA Therapist since 2007. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University in 2007 and she received her RBT in 2017. She has worked as a behavior therapist in both school, home and community settings. She has worked with a wide age range of students from pre-school to college. She is passionate about helping improve the lives of her clients and their families.

Kim lives in Newtown with her Husband, daughter and dog Bristol. She enjoys hiking, gardening, swimming and spending her summers visiting with friends on the beaches of Cape Cod.

Dominique Casillas
Therapist
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Dominique has worked with children throughout her life. During one of her first jobs at her local YMCA she met a special little boy who was diagnosed with ASD, and they changed each other’s lives for the better. When she attended Naugatuck Valley Community College, she became interested in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dominique became an RBT in September 2020 She now is at Central Connecticut State University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Social Work. Dominique plans on obtaining her Masters degree in ABA upon completion of her Bachelors degree. 

 

Dominique lives in Bristol. She enjoys traveling, hanging out with her friends and family, and going to the beach.