Robin Handy, RBT  (2008 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician II, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Robyn attended Mt Ida Jr. College majoring in Biomedical Engineering and also received certification as a dance teacher from the Albano Performing Arts Center for Dance.  Ms. Handy began her career at ACES in 19__  and won ACES Executive Director Recognition Award (EDRA) in 2008 for outstanding work with students.  Robyn is experienced in teaching new skills to children including more than three decades of experiene teaching dance skills to children an adolescents.   Along with Robyn's instructional expertise, she is fluent in physical and verbal descalation skills and has provided training to ACES staff in a number of ACES programs.

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Robert Hartmayer, RBT  (2005 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician II, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Rob received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1984. He began his career at ACES in the fall of 1985 working as a crisis intervention specialist in the Adolescent Transition Services Program.   In 2000 Rob joined Whitney North High School as a Behavior Technician and has subsequently completed studies in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of North Texas.  Mr. Hartmayer is trained in LSCI, CPI, and PMT as well as ACES Safety Management Training (SMT) and has provided effective services to adolescents exhibiting a wide range of disabilities for three decades.  In addition, Rob manages a team of Behavior Technicians and is responsible for administering training to ACES staff in the physical and verbal descalation of aggressive behavior.

Chris Smith, RBT

Behavior Technician II, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Chris attended kenyon college before transferring to Southern Connecticut State University where he obtaine a B. A. in Therapeutic Recreation in 1989.  From 1990 to 2013 Chris has worked as a Milieu Counselor and athletic coach at local high schools.  During this time he provided in home services for at-risk children and familites (ICAPS).  In 1999, Mr. Smith joined ACES as a Behavior Technician becoming a team leader in 2014.  Chris is fluent in both physical and verbal descalations skills and has provided structured training to ACES staff in a number of programs.  He assisted in the development of ACES Safety Management system and currently co-leads a team of Behavior Technicians.