Lisa has been in the field of ABA since May of 2013. Her son’s autism diagnosis sparked her interest in the field. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2012. Lisa went on to pursue her Master’s of Education degree from Arizona State University in 2014. Lisa was a behavior tech from 2013 to 2017 and became a BCBA in February of 2017. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite part of being a BCBA is watching her clients gain their independence as they acquire new skills.
I am a BCBA/LBA who helps clients and supports caregivers and stakeholders through the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). My goal is to improve the learner’s quality of life and their independence by teaching/coaching them functional skills and reduce inappropriate behaviors. It is my belief that anybody can learn and through collaboration and hard work we can achieve common goals.
In the past 14 years with different organizations/companies, we had improved on clients’ deficient skills and reduced challenging behaviors through implementation and practice of our various specialties. In the process I have received Longevity Awards from San Antonio State Supported Living Center and from my previous job (as a Multi-systemic therapist) in Oahu, Hawaii at Child and Family Services.
I have a passion for ABA but on the side I also enjoy the following: 1) spending time with wife and with my adult children; 2) practicing for and competing in table tennis (ping pong) tournaments; 3) watching NBA games; 4) streaming Sci-Fi and international movies and shows; 5) listening to various ABA and psychology podcasts; 6) watching YouTube; 7) cooking; 8) playing with our two cats and two dogs.
Ashley is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who is originally from Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in Culturally Responsive Education from Ashford University, before moving to Texas. She has worked as a behavior technician, paraprofessional, and special education teacher before becoming a BCBA. She has worked with clients ranging from 18 months old to 21 years old in-home, in the clinic, and in schools. She has a strong track record in decreasing severe problem behaviors. As an autism mom, one of her core strengths is understanding the challenges caregivers face daily in navigating behavioral excesses and skill deficits. She values quality over quantity and will not tolerate mediocre outcomes.
Outside of work, you can find her watching football, eating tacos, shopping, or being an unpaid Uber driver for one of her three children.
My name is Patricia Frias I am an SLP and a mommy of 3. I have held a license in SLP since 2019. My passion for working with autism came in graduate school when I did a rotation with children on the spectrum. I went to undergraduate school at USAO in Chickasha, OK and Graduate school in Tahlequah, OK, but Texas is home. What I love most about this field is how we can help EVERYBODY communicate in all ways, because communication is a basic necessity in life. I aspire to be able to help everyone and anyone “Have a voice” in any way possible. I truly enjoy working with children who see the world in a different way.
Allison is a board-certified occupational therapist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Rehabilitative Sciences. She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Allison absolutely loves what she does because she gets to help kiddos work towards gaining functional independence in all aspects of life, including self-care skills, sensory processing, and play. When she is not working, Allison loves spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies, reading, and finding new coffee shops around town!
Jazmin has her Bachelor’s in Speech and her Master’s in Special Education with a focus in Autism. She is currently finishing her coursework for the BCBA program. Jazmin loves to help all kids, especially with communication and functional life skills. She is a mom and enjoys hiking and spending tie with family.
Ethan was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, and has experience working with individuals with developmental, intellectual, and neurological disabilities since 2015. He obtained his certification as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 with the hope of using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to help his patients and their families receive positive support through individualized and evidence-based programs. Ethan earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University where he studied business entrepreneurship and business law with accompanying coursework in psychology. He also has training and experience in Organizational Behavior Management, trauma-free ABA, and Pivotal Response Training. As an Eagle Scout, Ethan possesses a love for the outdoors and can be found camping, hiking and fishing.
Manuel Navarro (Manny) is our veteran Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) working for Twinkle Autism. Although he is a junior ABA technician, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years and brings a unique perspective to the Twinkle Autism family. Manny joined ABA because he believed that his experience as a loving father and military veteran would be a unique combination to bring to into the ABA world. Manny is close to completing his Bachelors in Psychology. After which, he plans to receive a general teaching certificate and move on to a career in education and then hopefully counseling. His desire is to teach and council troubled youth and adults into leading more productive lives.
Maame Twumasi is an RBT at Twinkle Autism Therapy. She has been in this field for almost 3 years and has enjoyed working with the children and their families. She is currently in the Clinical Mental Health Masters program at UTSA. Her ultimate career goal is to become an LPC who serves the mental and emotional needs of minority communities and specifically the children/adolescents in those communities. When not working or going to school, Maame is most likely to be found at home trying out creative projects she finds on Pinterest or at the movie theaters.
My name is Blaine, and I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Texas for high school and attended UTSA where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I’m currently going back to college to receive another bachelor’s degree.
When I’m, not studying, I’m spending time with my partner and dog, playing video games, hiking, painting, listening to music, window shopping, playing basketball, and watching anime or Netflix.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UTSA in Spring 2021. He jumped into the ABA field to make a difference for children every day. In his free time, Michael likes to spend time with his dogs, play video games and read a good book.
My name is James and I was born in Hawaii. I’ve traveled all over the USA because my mom was in the army. I enjoy reading and hiking in my free time. I studied psychology and sociology at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I’m also a registered behavior technician and a certified medical assistant. My passion is to help kids on the autism spectrum because it brings me joy to see them thrive in our sessions. My goal is to help teach your children and also to learn from them!
Reba has been working in ABA for over 3 years. She is originally from El Paso, Texas! She moved to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s University where she obtained her BA in Psychology. She loves trying new food joints, going on hikes with her dog, and binge-watching Netflix. She loves helping others in need and being a positive influence in any way she can!
Hi, my name is Bre’Anna Baytops, I am currently a Behavioral Technician working towards becoming a Registered Behavior Technician. I have worked with kids for over 10 years, but have worked with kids with Autism for over 5 years. When not at work I enjoy spending quality time with my three boys and attending their sports events.
My name is Ashley I’m from Houston Texas and am currently going to school to be a nurse. Providing ABA Therapy to children is a passion of mine and I find the work very rewarding. I love reading painting and being outside. I enjoy all genres of music and movies. My favorite holiday is Halloween and I can eat hot wings every day if it wouldn’t kill me!