Dr. Delfs is the Founder and Executive Director of the Village Autism Center (VAC). She provides training, case management, and supervision at VAC - East Cobb. She is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D). She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Florida and her master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Delfs has been in the field of ABA since 2000 and is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based services to children with developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Delfs spent over 10 years at the Marcus Autism Center as the Program Manager of the Language and Learning Clinic. There she developed and supervised the Home-based Program and managed the Community Autism Program. She also provided training and supervision for full-time staff, undergraduates, and graduate-level trainees. In fact, in 2020, Dr. Delfs was awarded the Clinical Supervisor of the Year Award by the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group at the Association of Behavior Analysis International's annual convention.
Through her faculty position at Emory University's School of Medicine, Dr. Delfs also served as the lead investigator on several research grants related to autism treatment and family involvement. She has several presentations and scientific publications and has served on the editorial board of two peer-reviewed journals, Research in Developmental Disabilities and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Dr. Delfs is passionate about finding the right fit for her clients to give them every advantage in order to reach their goals. When not in the clinic, she enjoys eating out, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Cassy is the Clinical Director of VAC - Tucker. She has worked in the field of ABA since 2000. She completed her Master’s degree in Psychology, with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Florida State University in 2007 and earned her BCBA that same year. Cassy gained significant clinical experience through employment at The Mariposa School for Children with Autism in Cary, NC as well as Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA.
In addition to her role at Village, Cassy is also employed as a contracting clinician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she plays an active role in autism surveillance for the CDC and is a clinician on the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED). Her research interests are focused on risk factors for autism, methods to improve mand training, specifically variability of mands, as well as strategies to improve appropriate social skills for children with autism. In her free time, Cassy enjoys travelling, distance running, yoga, and hiking with her dogs and husband.
Videsha has been working with children with autism and developmental disabilities since 2002 and has provided ABA services to children since 2011. She received her bachelor’s degree in child development from the University of Delhi, India; a Master of Science in psychology from the University of Essex, UK; and a Master of Science in corporate psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. She completed her BCBA at the Florida Institute of Technology.
In addition to working at VAC - East Cobb, she is currently working toward a doctorate in applied behavior analysis through Endicott College, MA, and also serves as an Adjunct Professor to graduate students. Videsha is passionate about providing high quality services to her clients and contributing towards research in verbal behavior and evidence-based practices. When not at work or in school, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Stacy is passionate about providing high quality verbal behavior services to children with autism. She received her masters in ABA with an emphasis in developmental disabilities from Auburn University. She has been a BCBA since 2010. She has worked primarily with young and school aged children with autism, but also has experience with adolescents and adults with other developmental disabilities. Stacy grew her clinical skills as at the Marcus Autism Center in both the School Consultation department as well at the Language and Learning Clinic from 2012-2017. Most recently she served as the Assistant Clinical Director of a home and school based ABA company. When not at VAC - Tucker, Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and beagle.
Claire has worked in the field of ABA since 2008. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. Claire has a passion for parent training and aims to promote growth and success for the whole family. She speaks Spanish and enjoys working with and supporting Spanish-speaking families and communities. Claire has worked as a BCBA in Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, and, most recently, the Netherlands. She worked for four years at the Marcus Autism Center before moving to the Netherlands. Claire lived in Groningen, Netherlands for three years where she enjoyed experiencing Dutch culture, traveling, and providing ABA services to three families of children with autism. She returned to Atlanta in August of 2020. When not spending time at VAC - East Cobb, she enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Brittany graduated from Samford University with a degree in Family Studies. She has over 10 years of experience working with the autism population both clinically and in research. At Village Autism Center, Brittany plays an integral role in patient and staff onboarding, scheduling, billing, and overall operations. Brittany enjoys spending weekends outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Taylor completed her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2014 and recently completed her master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Georgia State University. As a BCaBA, Taylor has worked with children with autism for several years both in a clinic setting and in her clients' homes. She also has several research publications on autism in peer-reviewed journals. When not working at VAC - East Cobb, Taylor loves to read, creative writing, and watching TV.
Jade attended Tuskegee University for undergrad and recently graduated from Georgia State University with a master's degree in ABA. Jade has provided early intervention to young children with autism since 2017 as a Registered Behavior Technician. When she is not at VAC - East Cobb, Jade enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.
Grace graduated from Mississippi State University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She has worked in private, clinical settings as an Registered Behavior Technician with children with developmental disabilities since 2018. She is currently enrolled Georgia State University's (GSU) master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to her degree, Grace is currently completing coursework, research, and community experiences as a trainee in the Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program through GSU. In her free time, she enjoys exploring art and music exhibitions and spending time outdoors. She is thrilled to be a part of the VAC - East Cobb team!
Cameron has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and is a Registered Behavior Technician. Her interest in ABA began after undergrad while working as a camp counselor for children, teens, and young adults with various developmental disabilities. When she is not working at VAC - East Cobb, Cameron enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Haley graduated from Berry College with a degree in psychology and a concentration in ABA. In that time she was fortunate enough to be able to do two internships in the field, including one at Marcus Autism Center. This, along with experience working in a preschool from 2014-2018, solidified her wanting to work with kids. While working at VAC - East Cobb, Haley is attending Georgia State University's ABA program beginning Fall 2020.
Jaelyn earned her B.S. in Early Education from Georgia State University in 2016. Through this program, she earned both a Pre-K/Kindergarten teaching certification and an Endorsement in Preschool Special Education. After graduating she became a Lead GA Pre-K teacher, then transitioned into a role as an Early Education Specialist with Quality Rated. Jaelyn’s ultimate career goal is to become a BCBA, so she is currently enrolled in GSU’s Applied Behavior Analysis program. She is so excited to be a part of the wonderful team at VAC - Tucker!
Lacey completed her bachelor's degree in educational psychology and counseling at Georgia State University in 2018. She gained interest in ABA during her undergraduate education, beginning her career within the field in 2020. She plans to further her education in pursuit of a career in ABA. When not spending time at VAC - Tucker, Lacey enjoys rock climbing, knitting, and playing with her two cats.
Emily received her bachelor's degree in Fine Art at Samford University, with a minor in Psychology in 2015. She is currently enrolled in Georgia State University’s Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s Program. Emily is thrilled to be working with the team at VAC - Tucker. When she’s not working, Emily enjoys gardening, cooking, and drawing.
Dominic received his bachelors degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University in 2019. He is currently enrolled in the master's program in ABA through Ball State University. His interest in ABA began shortly after taking an undergraduate course and he immediately sought out training experiences at VAC to learn more. When he is not at VAC - East Cobb, Dominic enjoys playing table tennis and longboarding.
Isabella earned her bachelor of science in psychology at Florida State University, with minors in business and entrepreneurship. She is currently enrolled in a master’s program for Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgia State University. Isabella is incredibly excited to be part of the VAC - East Cobb team. She enjoys drawing, thrifting, coffee, and is currently teaching herself how to skateboard.
Morgan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Georgia in 2020. She has a passion for psychology and is interested in pursuing advanced education in social work to become a psychotherapist. She is excited to be a part of the VAC - East Cobb team where she can deliver transformative healthcare services and train in ABA to help empower and maximize the capabilities of individuals and their families. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends.
Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Oglethorpe University in 2020. Her interest in ABA began during her undergrad coursework while working as a research assistant with children enrolled in after school programs in the Atlanta area. After working as an RBT for some time, Allison ultimately decided to work towards becoming a BCBA and enrolled in Georgia State University's ABA program. When not working at VAC - Tucker, Allison enjoys gardening, crafting, and spending time with her dog Remy.
Anna graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently enrolled in Ball State University where she is earning her masters in ABA. Anna has worked in the ABA field with children on the spectrum for the last several years and has been a RBT since 2018. She is very excited about working at VAC and being a part of the positive change they bring to the children and families they work with. When not at VAC - East Cobb, Anna enjoys spending time with her family and working on various projects.
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Sean was a passionate therapist and student who thrived on learning new things and affecting change in the lives of children and their families. He will be greatly missed.
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