Extensive experience with discrete trial instruction as well as natural environment training, play-based interaction, peer play and social groups. Certified in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction and Organizational Behavior Management. Experience with the Vineland Behavior Scales, TOPPS, PDDBI, ADOS, VB-MAPP, PEAK and many other assessments. Experience with Edmark and direct reading instruction as well as Handwriting Without Tears, Kaufman Speech Praxis and Touchmath.
Toni is usually surrounded by pets, books and music and in the fall doesn’t miss a Green Bay Packer game.
Julie Sauceda came to CAP through a chance meeting with Toni Haman and original owner, Susan Wallitsch. With a degree in Business Management and experience in accounting and human resources, Julie offered her services to Toni and Susan to work together to build a new company in Florida. Julie manages the company payroll and billing and is responsible for all other financial aspects and decisions for CAP, Inc.
For the past 11 years, Julie has enjoyed watching CAP, Inc. grow into a strong, successful employer of talented therapists working to improve the lives of children, one family at a time. Julie lives and works in sunny Florida.
Originally from New York Summer received her bachelors of science through NYIT and a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Ball State University. Summer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also certified in Organizational Behavioral Management. She has a combined seventeen years of experience working with children with a range of disabilities to include, Autism, Tourettes syndrome, Bi-Polar, Reactive Attachment, PTSD, Autistic Catatonia, Downs Syndrome, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Her experience is in both the classroom and in-home setting. Summer began working for Comprehensive Autism Partnership in 2007.
Summer’s particular passion in the field is working with children/young adults to reduce severe challenging behavior, teaching functional life skills in the home and community, self-management and parent training.
Kim received her Bachelors degree in Crime, Law & Justice and Psychology from Penn State University. Soon after college, she discovered her passion for Behavior Analysis through working with individuals diagnosed with autism and those demonstrating severe challenging behavior in the private aba school setting. Kim moved to Philadelphia, PA and received her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Behavior Analysis concentration from Saint Joseph’s University. She became a BCBA in 2014. Kim joins CAP with 8 years of experience working with and providing aba therapy to individual’s ages 3 to 25 with varying areas of need and focus. She has worked in a variety of settings to include in-home, center-based, public school and private aba schools. In the recent years, Kim has enjoyed expanding her skill set to working with individuals demonstrating areas of need surrounding executive function, theory of mind and social skills. Kim has a passion for helping and is excited to continue making connections with the families and staff she will meet through CAP.
Jenna is originally from North Carolina where she attended East Carolina University and graduated with her B.S. in Recreational Therapy in 2009. Jenna has been working with children diagnosed with autism and other development disabilities for the past 10 years in both the private and public sector. She has also spent the past 10 years traveling around the world as a military spouse, calling different places home. In 2016 Jenna relocated to Virginia where she began working for Comprehensive Autism Partnership. She quickly realized that ABA was her passion and began pursuing a career in the field. In 2018 she graduated with a master’s degree in special education and curriculum with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Jenna has a passion for early intervention, functional communication training, and parent training.
Michele joined CAP in 2012 and has been a BCaBA since 2013. Michele is originally from Rhode Island and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing sciences from Rhode Island College. Michele has 10 years’ experience working with and providing therapy for children with language and neurological disorders. She has collaborated and worked directly for speech pathologists and audiologists prior to joining CAP. Michele’s special interests include working with children with autism and emotional disabilities on language acquisition, decreasing self-injurious and aggressive behavior. Michele speaks Spanish fluently and specializes in school and parent collaboration.
Ruthanne has lived in Virginia most of her life near all her family. Her background is in Education, receiving her Bachelor's from University of Valley Forge. Ruthanne began working with children on the Autism Spectrum in 2008 learning ABA therapy from Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention before moving back home to Virginia and joining CAP. She has been with CAP since June 2011, and has been a BCaBA since May 2014.
Katie is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst, she graduated from Millersville University, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2007, Katie first began working with behavioral, intellectual, and developmental disabilities at a Residential Treatment Facility. In 2008, Katie moved to Virginia to work at an alternative school. Two years later, Katie left the alternative school to work for CAP. She completed her BCaBA course work at Florida Institute of Technology and passed her board exam in March of 2013.
Kim graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University and has 5 years’ experience working with children with autism and related disorders to include: severe apraxia of speech, Autistic Catatonia, severe behavior disorders, Down Syndrome and Tourettes Syndrome. Kims professional interests are increasing communication through assistive technology, functional communication training in the home and the community, working on daily living skills and parent training. Kim is a CAP North behavior tech manager and is responsible for coordinating client schedules and assists with training new behavior technicians on ABA home programs and data taking technology.
Sarah attended Friends University where she received two Bachelors of Science, in Psychology and Biology. She then received her Masters of Education from Wichita State University, focused in Educational Psychology. Following graduation, Sarah worked as a professor of psychology for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, took time off to travel the country with her active duty husband, and begin a family. Eventually she found her love of helping those diagnosed with Autism and the efficacy of Applied Behavior Analysis, receiving her BCaBA. Sarah and her family are now happily settled in Northern Virginia, where Sarah is passionate about her work at CAP, Inc. She aspires to become the tour mom for Bruno Mars, reminding him to eat a banana every once in a while.
Kayla Hyatt is a George Mason University graduate student, and is currently earning her masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Kayla previously worked in the field of behavior analysis as a behavior technician for six years before recently becoming a BCaBA. Over the years she has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and community centers. Kayla is passionate about verbal behavior, social skills, and furthering the dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Melissa first began her transition into the world of insurance after devoting years to navigating the military healthcare system to gain access to medically necessary treatment for her two children diagnosed with autism. In early 2013, after legislation opened the door to ABA services for many families in the state of Virginia, she joined CAP to ensure that our providers’ services are accessible to widespread populations. She is currently working towards a degree in Healthcare Administration and Management and has completed several healthcare and insurance certification programs. As a link between families and insurance companies, her ability to apply her personal perspective professionally is an invaluable tool for CAP families navigating the ins and outs of ABA coverage. Her personal and professional goal is to contribute to the delivery of quality care by assisting families to understand their medical benefits and acquiring access to the benefits afforded to them by their healthcare plan.
In addition to Supervisors we have a wonderful team of over 50 Behavior Technicians that provide direct therapy to our clients. Interested in becoming a behavior technician? Click here for more information.