Ruby has been in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2006 working with children and young adults diagnosed with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Ruby entered the field through a volunteer experience working with children with Autism in an ABA classroom setting. This experience inspired her to support the Autism community and pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis.

After completing her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Religion at Wake Forest University, she pursued her Masters in Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Soon after she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). During her experience, she has worked in a variety of settings supporting adolescents and young adults in severe behavior classrooms and children within the clinic setting using Early Intensive Behavior Intervention with Verbal Behavior. She also worked with a nonprofit to provide support and advocacy to families in need of ABA throughout Massachusetts by creating individualized parent training and behavior management strategies within the home setting.

Since joining the Behavior Change Institute, Ruby has worked closely with families in need by providing individualized support and care for each family. Her responsibilities include: providing continued assessments of skills, creating individualized programming, behavior management strategies for caregivers, on-going parent training and education in ABA, and supervising Registered Behavior Technicians.

Ruby continues to provide compassionate care and support for each child and the families that she works with.

Affiliations

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT)
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis (TXABA)

Areas of Interest

Verbal Behavior Approach
Functional Communication Training
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
Adaptive Living Skills

Education

MS in Behavior Analysis – Northeastern University
BA in Psychology and Religion – Wake Forest University

Time at Behavior Change Institute

Since September, 2019

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

The opportunity to support and become a team member of BCI has been an incredible and humbling experience for me. BCI’s mission to provide ABA to families in need throughout areas of limited service and support inspired me to contribute compassionate service to these families.

BCI has given me the opportunity to strive for excellence and integrity in ABA practice by being a member of a passionate team. I hope to continue to expand and contribute to our mission by serving whole-heartedly to each of our families and communities.