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About ABA Centers of America

ABA Centers of America provides ABA therapy services for anyone with autism spectrum disorder. We can help clients in the home, clinic, school, community, or any environment. Watch this video to learn more.

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Our Lead ABA Therapists

Emily Gillich

Chief Clinical Officer: Emily Santagati, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Emily Santagati leads our efforts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Having earned her Master’s in Education—Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College in Massachusetts, Emily has dedicated her entire career to helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their goals. As a client-centered behavior analyst, Emily is passionate about working with families. “I believe in compassionate, client-centered care,” says Emily. “I am simply a teacher helping clients navigate any challenges they face. I believe in working alongside a client and supporting them as they advocate for themselves.”

Emily’s years of training and experience allow her to use evidence-based practices to help clients grow and achieve new milestones. Her work has been published in Behavioral Interventions, a scientific journal on ABA. She has provided services to people with autism spectrum disorder in home, clinical, school, residential and telehealth settings. She is also a multi-faceted educator consulting on sexuality and sex education for people with disabilities.

Emily has a specialized focus in helping individuals dually diagnosed with substance use disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Emily is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program, which further expanded her interest and dedication to interdisciplinary collaborative care for individuals with disabilities.

Sarah Glidden

Lead Registered Behavior Technician: Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is Lead Registered Behavior Technician with our facility and works directly with clients and families on their therapy programs. With five years of experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, she is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Sarah first became involved in special education as a high school student, volunteering her time in an adaptive gym class. Her early experience made her realize she had a passion for promoting inclusion of people with disabilities. Sarah spent several years coaching for Special Olympics and enjoyed teaching athletes new skills as she supported them in achieving their goals. As a behavior technician, she believes in evidence-based teaching methods tailored to each client’s needs. Sarah always looks for specific, creative ways to engage and teach her clients.

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Our Mission

The mission of ABA Centers of America is to provide clients and their families with individualized and comprehensive care, helping to navigate the social, emotional, communication, and daily living challenges experienced by those with autism.

Autism Therapy Session

Our Mission

The mission of ABA Centers of America is to provide clients and their families with individualized and comprehensive care, helping to navigate the social, emotional, communication, and daily living challenges experienced by those with autism.

Autism Therapy Session
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Our Culture

At ABA Centers of America, we don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to autism care. Because Autism Spectrum Disorder is indeed a spectrum—a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders—we use a variety of assessment tools and treatment methods to create a customized plan to meet the needs of each client. We work patiently with all clients to reach agreed-upon goals, and we listen to and support their families.