Serving the Metro Detroit and Kalamazoo areas, our talented team of clinicians provide individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in client’s home, community, school and/or our learning center.
“I love working with our kids and their whole family. Collaborating and including all members of the family creates a more rewarding experience and provides better outcomes.”
Scott is the Clinical Director for AST Michigan. Scott received his bachelor’s in psychology from Western Michigan University and a master’s in clinical behavioral psychology from Eastern Michigan University. A Michigan Native, Scott has presented at numerous state conferences regarding parent training/education, working with adolescents with ASD, and multidisciplinary collaboration with professionals outside of ABA. He also teaches graduate-level courses at Wayne State University.
“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.
“As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be to always be consistent and follow through, especially when you are in the moment. I see one of our most important roles as caregivers to help families through these “ struggles and find positive outcome for the entire family.”
Dr. Daneshvar received her Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in behavioral treatment of developmental disabilities. Dr. Daneshvar is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences and authored articles for peer-reviewed journals in addition to co-authoring a chapter in Whalen’s Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2009). Prior to joining AST in 2006, Dr. Daneshvar worked at several organizations in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Daneshvar is an active member in the autism community, having previously served on the Autism Society of America’s San Diego Chapter as a member of the Board of Directors and Director of the Research Committee. In addition she has served as a Guest Grant Reviewer for Autism Speaks and a Guest Reviewer for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (2014). Dr. Daneshvar has taught graduate level courses at California State University, Fullerton and currently teaches and supervises master’s students at San Diego State University. Dr. Daneshvar is a licensed psychologist in California (PSY #28358).
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