Shelby Annulli

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Shelby studied Early Childhood Special Education at Gateway Community College and Southern Connecticut State University. Mrs. Annulli joined the ACES family in 2005, completing a student internship at ACES Village School.  For several years Shelby worked as an  ABA Trainer in the Early Intensive Behavioral Instruction program and the Science-based Approaches to Independent Life Skills program and is currently providing instructional and behavior management support services within an ACES-supported school district.

Baldwin, Chris

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Chris received his B.A. in Social Science from Albertus Magnus College in 1998 having joined ACES one year earlier.  For nearly two decades, Chris have provided instructional and behavior management services to ACES school programs.  In addition, Mr. Baldwin has coached soccer, basketball, and baseball to youth in his community for more than a decade.

Tonisha Berrios

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Tonisha attended Gateway Community College in 2004-2005.  Ms. Berrios has worked with at-risk youth since 2007 through employment and volunteer opportunities. In January 2014, Tonisha joined Whitney High North as a Teacher’s Assistant Driver and currently works as a Behavior Technician.  Tonisha’s interests for sports and working with youth has led her to coach both basketball and baseball teams in her community.

Daniel Betancourt

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Lucious Boyd  (2014 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Lucious graduated from Hamden High School and studied Early Childhood Education at Gateway Community Technical College. Mr. Boyd began working with special needs students in 2000 as a house supervisor and Crisis Intervention for Lake Grove School.   He became part of the ACES family in 2002 as a Teacher Assistant Driver.  In 2004, Lucious accepted a position as a Behavioral Technician providing instructional and behavior management services within an ACES school.  In 2014, Mr. Boyd was a recipient of the ACES Executive Directors Recognition Award for his outstanding services to children.

Victor Burgin

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Victor came to ACES in 2011 beginning as an ABA Trainer providing intensive instructional services to young children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  In 2012, Mr. Burgin took a position as a Behavior Technician working in multiple ACES programs supporting youth through behavior management and the development of problem-solving skills

Thomas Burroughs

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Thomas received a Bachelor of Science in African American Studies from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta Georgia in 1994. He began his career at ACES in the fall of 1999 as a TAD (Teacher Assistant Driver).  Since joining ACES in 2000, Mr. Burroughs has been providing support and guidance to children with special needs and has provided safety management instruction to ACES staff.

Tom Cerny

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Originally from New Jersey, Tom attended Southern CT State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Communications in 2009. In 2010 he started working at ACES as a TAD, and in 2011 was hired as a Behavior Technician. Along with that Tom also works in our home programs as an Instructor. As part of ACES Tom is trained in safety management techniques and helps train new staff to be proficient and safe.

Ron Christy

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Ron Christy first joined aces as an ABA Therapist before becoming a BT. He graduated from Post University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. After finishing school he then went overseas to play basketball in five different countries. Before retiring in 2009, he also played a year for the Harlem Globetrotters. After retirement, Ron became a community-based mentor, working with two clients with autism for the next six years. Ron currently provides behavior management services withn an ACES-supported school district.

Eric Clemons

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Eric has been with ACES since 2011 first working as a a bus monitor and subsequently as a Behavior Technician.  Mr. Clemons provides instructional and behavior management support as well as providing staff training in the area of safety management.  Eric also works in a local community center as a counselor for children and young adults.

Daniel Cooper

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Daniel studied criminal justice at Benedict College in Columbia, South Caroline before being hired by ACES in October of 2013 and an individual aide and later a Teacher Assitant Driver.  Two years later Daniel accepted a position as a Behavior Technician and has been providing instructional and behavior management support to students at ACES.

Kenneth Cooper

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Miguel Corchado

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Miguel attended New England Institute of Technology in West Warrick, RI in 2000 before transferring to Southern Connecticut State University in 2001 where he studied Computer Programming/Networking.  From 2001 to 2005, Miguel worked at Mount Saint John Residential for boys in Deep River, CT.  During this time Miguel provided services for Juvenile Delinquents and At Risk Children.  At MSJ Miguel trained in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) and PMT.  Miguel Joined Aces as a TAD in 2005 and in 2006 transferred to Behavior Services as a Behavior Technician.

Lisa DeStefano

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Richard Driffin

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Richard was born in New Haven where he attended James Hillhouse High then went on to Norfolk State University majoring in Electronics Technology. After returning to New Haven Mr. Driffin began working in a regional school system. His work with ACES began in 1999 at Mill Rd Elementary serving as a Teacher Assistant Driver and subsequently took a position as a Behavior Technician.  Richard is skilled in behavior management and has more than a dozen years of experience supporting adults with autism in private homes and the community.

George Epps

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Joanne Hitzfeld

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Joanne has been a part of the ACES family since 2004 first working as an ABA Trainer and now currently as a Behavior Technician.  Mrs. Hitzfeld was one of the first ACES staff to receive specialized training in the instruction and behavioral management of special needs students particularly those with autism.  For more than a decade, Joanne has impacted the lives of countless children both providing quality services and training others to do so as well.  Mrs. Hitzfeld is currently providing services to an ACES-supported school district.

Chris Holland

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Growing up in New Haven, Christopher attended both Gateway Community College and Ashworth College. Mr. Holland joined the agency in 2000 and has since worked in several ACES programs first as a Teacher Assistant Driver and currently as a Behavior Technician.  Christopher has positively impacted the lives of many students ranging in age from 3 to 21 with multiple disabilities.   I started as a TAD in the classroom at Whitney High School North working high school aged students. Mr. Holland has been nominated twice for ACES’ Executive Director Award for his skilled and compassionate work with children.

Adam Ganzle  (2008 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Adam attended UCLA and UCONN Waterbury for Mathematics and Biology.  Mr. Ganzle first joined ACES in 1994.  For more than twenty years Adam has provided a wide range of instructional and behavior management to children in several ACES programs including ACES Home Outreach which serves children within private homes and the community.  Mr. Ganzle, in 2008, won ACES Executive Director's Award for outstanding service for children.  Adam continues to provide clinical support and skill-based training to ACES students and staff.

Kelly Hanlon

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Kelly graduated from Johnson & Wales University, where she studied hospitality management.  After working for Walt Disney World and other resorts, she changed careers and has been working with special needs students for more than a dozen years.  Kelly joined the ACES family several years ago and now provides instructional and management services to students in an ACES-supported school district.

Brian Hayden

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Jodi Longo

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Jodi has been a part of ACES since 2004.   She was one of the first ABA instructors at Village School and worked within ACES Early Intensive Behavioral Instruction (EIBI) program for six years before becoming a Behavior Technician.  Jodi is currently providing instructional and behavior management services within an ACES-supported school district

Mandy Makein

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Graduating from CCSU in 2002 majoring in Business Management Information Systems, Mandy successfully ran her own dog training and pet sitting business for more than 12 years.  In 2013, Ms. Makein joined the ACES family working as an ABA Trainer in the Early Intensive Behavioral Instruction (EIBI) and is currently pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Along with teaching ketteblell, yoga, lacrosse, and gymnastics privately, Mandy provides instructional and behavior management services within an ACES-supported school district.

Colin Mason

Behavior Technician, BSAP Autism Programs

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Colin came to ACES in 2009, beginning as an Individual Aide at ACES Village School and then moving on to work as an ABA Instructor at the Science-based Approaches to Independence and Life Skills (SAILS) program in the ACES Center for Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders (CASDD).  Along with his current work as a Behavior Technician for ACES, Colin provides private consultation to a number of schools and independent music organizations across Connecticut.

Brandon Morehead

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Brandon currently attends Gateway Community College and has plans to continue his education in Social Services at Southern Connecticut State University.  Mr. Morehead currently works as a Behavior Technician providing instructional and behavior management services within an ACES-supported school district.  Brandon became a part of ACES in 2013.

Stephanie Nix  (2015 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Terez Pitt

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Adalberto Rodriguez  (2007 EDRA Recipient)

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Jordan Satagaj

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Jordan joined the ACES family in 2007 as a Teacher Assistant.  In 2009, Mr. Satagaj accepted a position as a Behavior Technician and currently provides instructional and behavior management services to students attending an ACES school.

Jamie Shulick, RBT

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Jamie has been with ACES since 2006 and spent his early years providing intensive instructional support to children within Village School and the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) program.  Mr. Shulick currently provides behavioral management support and leadership to more than a dozen classrooms within ACES Village School and provides training to ACES staff.

John Silveira

Behavior Technician, BSAP External Programs, School Consultation & Support

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John Silveira was born and raised in Connecticut and currently lives in West Haven. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree and soon afterword began working for ACES.  Along with providing instructional and behavior management services within an ACES-supported school district, Mr. Silveira also volunteers in the Special Olympics as a Unified Partner.

Lee Thomas

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Lee grew up in Branford and North Haven before attending the University of Connecticut in the early 1990’s.  Mr. Thomas became a part of the ACES family in 1994 first working as a Teacher Assistant Driver and later as a Behavior Technician.  Over the past two decades, Lee has worked with children of all ages and a wide variety of disabilities helping them to resolve behavioral and instructional difficulties.


 

Pablo Valentin

Behavior Technician, BSAP Internal Programs, School Consultation & Support

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Pablo began his work with children as a preschool teacher assistant, a mental health counselor, and later as a Behavior Technician and athletic coach for a neighboring town.  In 2016, Mr. Valentin joined the ACES family and currently provides instructional and behavior management support within an ACES school.