We offer home-based autism support services throughout Chicago and autism support centers in the West Loop and Northbrook.
Led by Kelly Namanja, our talented team of clinicians provides individualized services, including in-home and clinic-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
We are currently accepting new clients with no waitlist.
I firmly believe that every individual is capable of learning. I love the flexibility of ABA programs to meet the unique needs of each learner and find great reward in developing such programs.
Kelly Namanja is AST’s Clinical Director for Chicagoland. She was first introduced to autism and ABA at the University of Notre Dame where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Western Michigan University. Prior to opening AST’s Chicago office, Kelly worked for AST in Southern California. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Midwest native.
“I am so lucky to be able to work with such amazing staff and families. They inspire me with their dedication and perseverance. I am motivated every day to support our teams in doing all we can to help families progress and reach their goals."
Trisha is a Senior Clinical Director for AST. She supports the Inland Empire in California as well as our growing Midwest regions. She received her master’s in applied behavior analysis from The Ohio State University and her master’s in special education from University of Phoenix. Trisha has been in the field of applied behavior analysis for over 15 years. She has worked at AST since 2010 and has held the positions of Program Supervisor, Behavior Consultant, Staff Support Manager and Clinical Director.
“Seeing the difference we can make in the life of a family is incredibly rewarding. I am motivated every day to support our staff and families so that they can achieve their goals and create their own success story.”
Jocelyn Thompson is a Vice President of Clinical Services for LEARN Behavioral based out of Sacramento, CA. Jocelyn currently manages services in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico and Louisiana. For the last 15 years, Jocelyn has worked with diverse populations in multiple settings as a behavior analyst and a social worker. Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA where she studied under the direction of Dr. Ivar Lovaas and interned at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention. Jocelyn then received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles, where she also completed graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jocelyn has actively promoted the field of applied behavior analysis through her involvement and work with local, state and national organizations. In 2013, she was selected by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to be part of the workgroup that developed and piloted the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification. She currently serves as the marketing/outreach chair for Autism Speaks-Sacramento Walk, is a committee member of the Autism Intervention Network at the UC Davis MIND Institute and is on the ABA advisory panel for EQ Health Solutions. Jocelyn is also a member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) stakeholders advisory committee and was elected to the CalABA Board as their Professional Association Liaison. Jocelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
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