Serving the Louisiana community and led by Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, our talented team of clinicians provides individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in client’s home, community and/or school.
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“I truly feel it’s my life’s destiny is to teach children with developmental disabilities how to become the best person possible while advocating for families to have the access to services they deserve.”
Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is AST’s Clinical Director in Louisiana. She leads a team of Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around New Orleans. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities.
“I feel very fortunate that every day I get to work alongside such a passionate team in support of extraordinary kids. Every day provides me with rewarding experiences and the opportunity to make a difference for our families and the community.”
Dr. Santino LoVullo (Tino) is a Director of Clinical Development for AST. He began his career as an elementary school special education teacher, and then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in ABA at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Tino received specialized training that focused on the assessment and treatment of food refusal and other behavior problems in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and related developmental conditions. Prior to joining AST, Tino worked as a psychologist in an assessment center and as a clinical supervisor for an agency providing ABA services to children with autism. Santino is a licensed psychologist (Louisiana Licensed Psychologist #1328) and licensed behavior analyst in the state of Louisiana (Licensed Behavior Analyst #L-102 ).