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Meet the folks that make the back office magic happen!

May Beaubrun, M.Ed., BCBA - Clinical Director

 

 

May is a certified special education teacher and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is currently the clinical director for Hybridge Learning Group, LLC. She received her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix Online and has been in the special education field for 11 years. She has worked as substitute teacher, a classroom assistant, and a special education teacher.   She has worked as a behavior consultant for public school districts and in-home Applied Behavior Analysis programs. She has also worked with children and adults with various cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities in a variety of settings. She has a wide variety of experiences within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has completed program evaluations; developed skill acquisition programs to teach academic areas, cognitive functioning, social skills, language and communication, and adaptive skills; provided parent training; conducted functional behavior assessments (FBA); developed Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and provided staff training to various levels of professionals.   Ms. Beaubrun has presented at the annual Autism New Jersey convention (formerly Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community).

Ms. Beaubrun is a judiciary volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program helping children in New Jersey who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect.

Ms. Beaubrun is elementary proficient in French.

 

Micki Berg, M.A., BCBA - Clinical Supervisor

 

 

Micki Kaye Berg is an accomplished behavior therapist and supervisor. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders since 2006, and has been with Hybridge Learning Group since 2010. She received a M.A. in special education through the Autism and Intellectual Disabilities program at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She began her career in New Jersey as a behavior therapist in a non-public school for children with autism. Ms. Berg then served as a special education lead teacher in California.  She successfully incorporated various modalities of applied behavior analysis into each of her classrooms. With Hybridge Learning Group, she worked as a behavior therapist in home programs, parent training, and school support cases until becoming a BCBA. Currently, Ms. Berg provides supervision for home-based programs, parent training, and school district consultation.  Ms. Berg enjoys going to the farm weekly to pick fresh vegetables over the summer. She is also an avid Yankees fan.

 

Amanda Urbelis, M.A., BCBA - Clinical Supervisor

 

 

Amanda Urbelis is an enthusiastic behavior therapist and supervisor. She has enjoyed helping children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, since 2008 and has been with Hybridge Learning Group since 2013. She received a M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rowan University in 2013, where her thesis focused on generalizing social skills to new settings and people. With Hybridge Learning Group, she worked as a behavior therapist implementing in-home programs and parent training, until becoming a BCBA. Currently, she continues to grow her passion for the field as an in-home program supervisor, parent trainer, and social skills group instructor. In her spare time, Mrs. Urbelis enjoys spending time at the beach with her friends, family, and adorable dog Max.

 

Melissa Connor, M.A., BCBA - Clinical Supervisor

 

 

Melissa is a board certified behavior analyst and certified teacher of students with disabilities and elementary education. She has worked with children and adults with autism since 2009 and has been in the education field since 2004.   She holds a Masters degree in Special Education from Felician College and completed her BCBA course work with the Florida Institute of Technology. Melissa has presented on teaching self-care skills and preparing learner’s for adulthood in addition to presenting original research at national conferences. She specializes in staff training and teaching functional and self-care skills.

 

Vicki Boccumini - Clinical Staff Trainer

 

 

Victoria grew up in South Brunswick, NJ and started as an ABA Therapist in 2007 while attending Florida Atlantic University. After moving around a bit and giving ABA in both Florida and New York, she settled back in central NJ and was hired by Hybridge as a contracted therapist in September of 2012. By April 2014, Hybridge brought Vicki on full time as Staff Trainer. Vicki is the youngest of three biological siblings but also has a younger brother who was adopted from Guatemala her senior year of high school. While not traveling between the office and clients, Vicki enjoys cooking, spending time with her friends and family (including her new baby niece!) and decorating her apartment.

 

Kelly Daley - Office Administrator

 

 

Kelly has been working at Hybridge Learning Group, serving as our Office Manager, since March of 2014. Kelly received her B.A. in Psychology from Kean University in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she began pursuing a career working in the administrative field, gaining many valuable experiences and expressing her love for organization. When not at work, Kelly has many hobbies such as crafting, going down the shore, and spending time with her 2 puggles.

Shadia Wilson - Office Administrator

 

 

Shadia became an addition to our Hybridge team in March of 2015, as the Office Manager at our Rochelle Park location. Shadia earned a B.A. in Communication from Montclair State University in May of 2009. Her experience since then has been concentrated in educational administration, allowing her to pursue her passion in working for organizations that help children. Shadia has an intense love for football, and claims to be the biggest Philadelphia Eagles fan. She also enjoys the art of baking.

And we would be remiss if we did not recognize the dozens of therapists that work directly with our learners every day! We are happy and proud to employ passionate, quality therapists that truly put the learners best interest first. Come aboard with HLG and you will see what we mean!

The HLG Difference

Why Parents Should Choose HLG

We know there are a number of providers who offer ABA services and the task of choosing the right one can be daunting. After all, when it comes to educating and supporting your child, every parent wants the absolute best.

At HLG, we pride ourselves on having well-rounded, expert board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) that supervise and coordinate all programs. Under the direction of our clinical director, May Beaubrun, our BCBAs stay up-to-date with the latest research outcomes so we remain at the cutting edge of any advances in the field. Our behavior technicians, who directly carry out programming, receive ongoing training from our supervision staff so the information disseminated  can be applied quickly and effectively. All staff members undergo regular supervision checks and must maintain a predetermined level of performance to continue working with our learners.

But the biggest difference that sets HLG apart is our ability to listen to you as a parent. While we are the experts behind the science of behavior, you are the expert on your child. We rely on you, as a parent, to be a collaborative member of the team. We want your feedback regarding goals, programming and progress. Our approach is not to walk into your home with an immediate list of dos and don’ts. Rather, we want to observe your routine and figure out how to help seamlessly integrate ABA-based principles into what already happens in the home. We believe parents are more apt to “buy-in” to a program that does not flip their livelihood upside down unnecessarily.

Give us a call and ask to speak to families with whom we currently work. There is no better advice than that given from a fellow parent.

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Why School Professionals Should Choose HLG

School districts, like individual families, only want the best for their learners. The difficult aspect to working in a school setting is the amount of confounding variables across a school day. At HLG, we understand the uniqueness of working with learners with special needs in a school setting. Whether it be in a special education classroom or a general education classroom, our BCBAs and consultants are experienced helping educators get the most out of their learners.

The difference that HLG brings is that our school district BCBAs were all former teachers. They know the nuances of a classroom. They know how to get the most out of a little. Our school district BCBAs are efficient, effective and knowledgeable. What you won’t get is a consultant who disregards a teacher’s natural talents and efforts. We work with the educators to enhance their strengths and develop an areas of deficit. We work extremely hard to seamlessly integrate ABA practices and principles into an educator’s standing routine. But, if a routine needs to be modified, it is done on a collaborative basis.

Pair these efforts with years of experience working in the classroom and you have a formula for success!

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“We pride ourselves on having well-rounded, expert board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) that supervise and coordinate all programs”

Whether in home or school, we ensure that every program is customized and tailored to the individual learner.

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