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About Me

Carrie Sullivan is a Board Certificed Behavior Analyst, with a Masters Degree in Special Education, specializing in early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism and maintains a private practice in Redwood City, CA.

With over 23 years experience in the San Francisco Bay Area providing behavioral services to children with special needs, Carrie Sullivan began her private practice in July 2015 to work more directly with families and children through direct service and consultation. These services and consultation can range from short-term services that address specific issues (e.g., transition issues, holiday/upcoming travel concerns, new behavior concern, toilet training) to long-term services (e.g., direct one-to-one therapy, providing consultation to the school/therapy team, attending IEP meetings). 

Carrie's experience provides her with the unique skill set to be able to assess the areas of strength and need for your child, develop goals and a program to address these areas, and provide training directly to those who work with your child on those areas (e.g., yourself, caregivers, other professionals, school team). 


September 2011 to       Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
September 2012           ABA Online Education Program, completed graduate-level
   applied behavior analysis coursework sequence as outlined by BACB
August 1996 to             San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
June 1998                    M.A. in Special Education, emphasis in Early Childhood
                                     Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education
August 1992 to             University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
January 1996               B.A. in Psychology

January 2013              Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Work Experience
November 2005 to       Bay Area Regional Director, Pacific Autism Learning Services
June 2015                    (PALS)
                                    Supervision of intensive behavior intervention program for children
autism. Also responsible for growth and expansion of clinic sites
                                    providing this intervention including program development, staff
                                    development, managing resource allocation and efficiency, child
                                    assessments, and providing behavior consultations to clients. Includes
                                    work with multiple funding sources such as insurance companies,
                                    regional centers, school districts. Also provided supervision to staff
                                    pursuing their BCBAs.
June 2003 to                Program Director, Foundation for Autistic Childhood Education
October 2005               and Support (F.A.C.E.S.)
January 1999 to          Assistant Program Director, Foundation for Autistic Childhood
June 2003                   Education and Support (F.A.C.E.S.)
January 1998 to          Case Supervisor, Foundation for Autistic Childhood Education
January 1999              and Support (F.A.C.E.S.)
October 1998, 1999,    Behavior Consultant, South Bend, IN School District
May 1998, Nov.1997                            
December 1995 to       Senior Therapist, Foundation for Autistic Childhood Education
January 1998              and Support (F.A.C.E.S.)
October 1994 to           Case Supervisor, Contracted directly with families, South Bend, IN
December 1995          
May 1995 to                Behavior Therapist, Supervised by Deborah Partain, M.A.,
August 1995; May       Educational Consultant
1994 to August 1994;  
May 1990 to Aug. 1992
Professional Training
February 2015             Early Start Denver Model- Introductory Workshop
                                    Sally Rogers, Ph.D., UC Davis MIND Institute
                                    Completed one-day introductory training workshop on the Early Start
                                    Denver Model.
February 2009             Designing a Language Intervention Program Based on the
                                     Mark Sunberg, Ph.D., BCBA.
                                     Completed one-day training workshop on how to use the five
  components of the VB-MAPP in order to identify the learning, language,
  and social needs of a child with autism and to develop an intervention
  program that addresses those needs.
December 2007           Looking Into the Mind of ASD and Like Disabilities: Exploring how
  Informal Assessment, Mental Health and Adult Transition Issues
  Links to Practical Program  Development
                                    Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP.
                                    Completed one-day training workshop about social thinking and
                                    how different informal assessment tasks can be used for varied
February  2007           The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Social Thinking Programs: Practical
                                    Strategies for Assessment and Life
                                    Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP.
                                    Completed one-day training about running social thinking programs.
April 2006                    Social Thinking across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH
                                    Model of Social Cognition Training & Implementing Social Thinking
                                    Concepts and Vocabulary into our School and Home Day Training,
                                    Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP.
                                    Completed two-day training workshop about social thinking and
                                    Implementing this curriculum at both home and school.
July 1998,                    Integrated Play Groups Training, Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D.
June-July 1997           Completed one-day training workshop, and participated in graduate
                                    level course (3.0 credits).
February 1998             Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training,
                                    Andy Bondy, Ph.D
                                    Completed two-day training workshop and learned how to implement
                                    this communication system with children with autism.
Professional Affiliations
                                     Association for Behavior Analysis International
  Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  California Association for Behavior Analysis




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