Golden Steps ABA was founded in 2018 with a mission to create a successful environment for children through innovation and quality care. We have grown to become a nationally respected organization which has touched thousands of lives and improved the outcomes for families and individuals on the autism spectrum. We achieve this by building innovative, individualized programs and cultivating meaningful, impactful relationships with individuals, families, and communities we serve. We realize that for our therapist to do their best in helping a child reach their highest levels of potential, we must do our best to provide the most optimal support for our therapists.

Meet some of our incredible

TEAM

Our staff is the beating heart behind the helping hand.
We recognize the qualifying factors in our field and handpick staff that represent
our values of devotion, talent and energy.

Ashley Painter

Regional Clinical Director Tennessee

Ashley Painter M.Ed, BCBA, LBA has worked with children and young adults diagnosed with ASD for more than 14 years and is the Regional Clinical Director for Golden Steps ABA. After graduating Arizona State University, where she received her master’s in education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Nele Schulze

Clinical Director Massachusetts

Nele Schulze is the State Director for Massachusetts at Golden Steps ABA. Nele completed her Master’s in Business Administration at University of Miami, and has a background of Customer Service and Management in the Healthcare Industry. As the State Director, Nele’s main priority is to deliver high quality care and service, always with a smile, to each person she interacts with.

Amanda Bissonnette

Clinical Director Georgia

Amanda Bissonnette is the State Director for Massachusetts at Golden Steps ABA. Amanda completed her Master’s in Business Administration at University of Miami, and has a background of Customer Service and Management in the Healthcare Industry. As the State Director, Amanda’s main priority is to deliver high quality care and service, always with a smile, to each person she interacts with.

Erin Cady

Lead RBT

Erin Cady M.Ed, BCBA, LBA has worked with children and young adults diagnosed with ASD for more than 14 years and is the Regional Clinical Director for Golden Steps ABA. After graduating Arizona State University, where she received her master’s in education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Jeron Trotman

BCBA

Jeron started her career working as a behavior technician in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2005. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, she has a versatile background and has worked in a variety of settings which includes homes, schools, clinic’s and group homes. She has worked with a extensive age range (ranging from 1 ½ -44) and with many different populations and diagnoses.

Magali Torres

BCBA

Magali started her career working as a behavior technician in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2005. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, she has a versatile background and has worked in a variety of settings which includes homes, schools, clinic’s and group homes. She has worked with a extensive age range (ranging from 1 ½ -44) and with many different populations and diagnoses.

the Golden Steps

Story

Discover what we do and who we
service

Robbie was a young boy who loved pizza,
singing and drawing;
perhaps very similar to a child you know…

Robbie’s parents and teachers noticed that he was having difficulty in certain environments. He was lacking a few essential skill sets, and was unable to communicate effectively.

Does your child
exhibit similar
behavior(s)?

Recognizing Autism

Acting upon the advice of a happy reference, Robbie’s parents reached out to Golden Steps ABA. With our signature easy intake process and customized therapy plan, Robbie started to make noticable progress.

Golden Steps ABA combines personalized therapy plans with a wide array of resources to help each child advance in accordance with their unique circumstance.

My child was just diagnosed with asd.
what comes next?

Robbie still loves pizza singing and drawing, but he also loves socializing and learning. He’s learned many techniques to deal with challenging behaviors; be they sensory, behavioral or social. And of course…he lived happily ever after.

What is aba therapy and how does it work?

Can you envision your child’s storybook ending? We can.

Find out how. Contact us today.

Golden Steps ABA is a therapy agency servicing multiple states by providing individualized consultation and intervention services for children
diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our behavior specialists utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to
assist children in overcoming behaviors that challenge their ability to
navigate and flourish in social, educational, and home settings.

What’s your child’s
character like?

Let’s explore the
next chapter
together.