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, Videsha recently completed her doctorate degree 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, 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 two kids.
Taylor is a BCaBA with a master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. 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 in peer-reviewed journals and is involved with state-wide professional organizations. Currently, Taylor leads our Social Skills groups and provides behavioral counseling services to address issues such as anxiety, developing friendships, and self-advocacy for young people with autism. When not working at VAC - East Cobb, Taylor loves to read, creative writing, and watching TV.
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