About Us – ABA

The MCS ABA program started in 2015 (?) shortly after the ARICA Law was passed in the state of Massachusetts mandating that insurance companies cover medically necessary ABA services to individuals with Autism. The ABA program was a natural extension of the variety of services MCS has provided to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for over 40 years.

Meet the staff

 

Lauren Jackson, BCBA, LABA
Program Director

Lauren received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph University, Master’s of Art in Clinical Psychology from American International College and completed the Applied Behavior Analysis Certification program at Westfield State University. Lauren became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013. Since 2006, Lauren has provided direct and consultative services in private and public schools, in homes, as well as Center and clinic-based facilities. Lauren has been the Program Director for the MCS ABA program since 2018. She strives to ensure that parents/caregivers receive education in the treatment their child receives and that all individuals are provided with evidence-based effective services. Lauren oversees all programming, staffing, supervision and the general delivery of services. She is also the liaison with various funding sources.

 

Brianna Flahive
Lead ABA Therapist/Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Brianna is a Lead ABA Therapist and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in the MCS ABA Program. She has worked in the program for two years. Brianna graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies. She is currently attending Bay Path University pursuing her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She will graduate in June 2020. Brianna loves working with children and witnessing their growth and improvements.

 

 

Cora Knurek-Hogan
Lead ABA Therapist/Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Cora is a Lead ABA Therapist and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in the MCS ABA Program. She has worked in the program for over a year. Cora graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Cora is currently enrolled in the Westfield State University Master’s Program for Applied Behavior Analysis. She will graduate in May 2021. In addition to being a Lead ABA Therapist, Cora holds an administrative role within the program, as well.