Gabriela became a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst in October 2015 and earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida International University in 2014. She began working in the field at the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and at the Behavior Analysis Autism Research (BAAR) Lab in 2012 at FIU. Since then, she has provided behavioral services in a variety of settings, including schools, homes, camps, research facilities, clinics, and Early Intensive Behavior Interventions. She has experience working with individuals ages 1.5 to 16 with various diagnoses (e.g., Autism, ADHD, and apraxia) and/or challenging behavior (e.g., picky eating, self-injury, aggression, none-compliance, etc.). She believes that creating strong support systems for her clients by establishing effective communication between the client, family members, multidisciplinary services providers, and other relevant individuals is the key to achieving and maintaining effective results that last through time. Rather than working against problematic behavior and other environmental challenges, Gabriela focuses on working together with her client(s) to identify their needs and teaching them effective methods to express themselves and obtain their desired outcomes.