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Meet The ABLE Team

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Claire

Director

Claire formerly worked as a paraprofessional and emotional/behavior support specialist in private and public schools, and has extensive ABA training. She joined us in March 2020.

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Lauren

Director

Lauren has been with our program since day-1, first as a volunteer, then part-timer, and now director. She left the field of teaching to join us full-time in Sep 2022. 

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Sandy

Supervisor

Sandy's been with ABLE since 2013, and worked in a school for special needs children and adults before that. 

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Ali

Supervisor

Ali had been assisting in classrooms for special needs children since 2012. She stared with ABLE in 2021. She has a background in ABA instruction and crisis prevention.

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Rachael

Teacher

Rachael has been in (and out of) the field of adult services since 2011. She has been a friend of many of our ABLE members for most of her life. 

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Wayne

Support Staff

Wayne came to us from The Arc. He's been a driver and individual support specialist at ABLE since 2020. 

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Joe

Founder

Joe has been working in this field for over 15 years, and founded this ABLE program in 2017. His previous roles were individual support specialist, program supervisor, teacher of students with disabilities, and director of ABLE. 

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Kathy

Driver

Kathy has been driving clients and helping out with ABLE since it started in 2017. She also works as an individual support specialist. 

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Jen

Support Staff

Jen worked previously as an in-home ABA therapist, and joined ABLE in spring 2023 as support staff. She currently assists the directors at Westfield and Stirling, while also providing direct support to clients at each location. 

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Shaliqua

Support Staff

Shaliqua joined the ABLE team in August 2022. She previously worked in day habilitation and group home settings. Her experience makes her an exciting addition as support staff at the Westfield location

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Christina

Support Staff

Christina joined ABLE at the start of 2023, with many years experience in nursing and adult care. She is now full-time support staff, and plays a vital role in our Westfield location's success. 

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Dina

Supervisor

Dina came to us in late 2022. She had a similar role at one of the best programs in the state for a few years. The ABLE team is now lucky to have her!

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Mauro

Support Staff

Mauro joined us in early 2023, and has made a lot of fans amongst our clients. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the crew. 

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Robert

Support Staff

Robert came from the field of transportation, and has transitioned well into his position as support staff. We are thankful that he chose ABLE for this career shift. 

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Fred

Support Staff

Fred has been with ABLE since spring of 2023. He started as a volunteer, and is now a super reliable member of our staff.  

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