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Autism Services of South Carolina
Alicia Howard is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with approximately 7 years of experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder around the low country. She is passionate about her job and strives to help children reach their full potential. Alicia also enjoys collaborating with other team members to ensure the goals are met in the most efficient way. She is from Charleston and is currently working on her bachelors in Early Childhood and Family Studies. She has experience providing ABA therapy in-home, in the clinic, in school, and around the community. Alicia is energetic and encourages the children to be creative. Alicia is a mom of two. She enjoys participating in the community to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder. She looks forward to accumulating skills and knowledge in the field of ABA with Easterseals.
My name is Sara Blaskowski. My family relocated to South Carolina in July 2015 from West Simsbury, CT. For Fourteen years, I worked 1:1 as a special education paraprofessional working with children on the autism spectrum in a school setting. In addition, I also supported students with autism during summer vacation in camp and classroom settings. I have also been a member of the Walk for Autism Speaks Volunteer committee for five years and supported students after school through the Unified Sports and Unified Theatre programs. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, swimming, biking, walking and I am learning to play golf!
Rosemary Caputo was born in Jamaica, NY on April 12th. She graduated from Paul D Shreiber High School and from CW Post/Long Island University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree concentrating in Sociology and Psychology. After receiving her education, she secured a position with the Medical Book Division of Harcourt Brace N.Y. She was responsible for the complete production of all Educational/ Medical textbooks. She took a leave for marriage and raising a family. In September 2001, Rosemary began employment as a TA and ABA Home Service Provider with Massapequa Union Free School District, where she worked 1:1 with children K-10. 2006 gave way to her moving to ACLD/Kramer Learning Center, which is a non-profit pre-school, nursery and pre-K. She worked 1:1 as an ABA therapist until 2014. Her relocation to South Carolina with her husband afforded her the opportunity to secure a position as an ABA paraprofessional for Butterfly Effects. She earned her certificate as an RBT and CPR provider. Rosemary is currently with Easterseals Autism Services South Carolina as a lead/RBT, providing Direct Services in the home of her clients. Her recent sessions for her clients include home 1:1 instructions, Behavioral modification, implementing needed programs for success, data collection, and assisting clients in adapting to various social environments and with life skills. Rosemary’s ultimate desire is to make that one difference in each child’s life that would have them leave that everlasting footprint: an enviable life.
My name is Austin Duncan. I was raised in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. I relocated to school at the University of South Carolina where I am finishing up my degree in Public Health with a minor in Psychology. I plan to pursue a degree in OT after graduation. I joined the ASSC team as an RBT in November 2017. I know this position is great for me because I have a passion for helping people. In my free time, I enjoy philanthropy and CrossFit.
Lauren Johnson joined Autism Services of South Carolina as a Registered Behavior Technician in August 2016. She graduated from Francis Marion University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority where she was Standards and Philanthropy chair. Lauren has worked with children and adults with various disabilities. She is passionate about this field of work. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, CrossFit, and spending time with her family.
Bailey McGlaughlin grew up in Irmo, SC and is a Junior at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology and after graduating, Bailey plans to get her masters in early childhood education. She then would like to pursue certification as a behavior analyst. Bailey has an aunt with special needs, which lead her to have a passion for working with people with disabilities and special needs. She’s excited to be a part of the Autism Services of South Carolina Team.
My name is Sarah Holloman and I was born in Florence, SC. This is my first time working with children with autism. I am the oldest so I have been a role model all my life for my younger siblings. I have also worked with kids in after-school programs and summer camps. Teaching younger kids new skills and guiding them has always been something I’ve enjoyed doing. I have a huge heart for younger children. I am currently a freshman at Midlands Technical College and will be transferring to a four-year college next summer. I will be pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. In the future, I hope to be an interior designer. I am excited to learn new skills and how to make an impact in children’s lives while at Autism Services of South Carolina.
Sheila grew up in Summerville SC; she graduated from Summerville High School. Then she went to Beta Tech College where she obtained her degree as a medical assistant. She worked as an MA for several years. She later attended Trident Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science (Criminal Justice). Sheila started working for the school district in the special needs department in 2013. In 2016 Sheila started working for Autism Services of South Carolina. Sheila has experience working with children on the autism spectrum disorder. Sheila is an RBT (Register Behavioral Technician). Sheila enjoys swimming, going to the beach and spend quality time with her family.
Registered Behavior Technicians
My name is Savannah Omotto, I was born in Massachusetts, raised in Mombasa Kenya and recently located in Lancaster South Carolina. I attend the University of South Carolina in Lancaster majoring in Behavioral Therapy and a minor in Social work. I enjoy hiking, reading different genres of books my favorite author is Dr. Maya Angelou. I also enjoy cooking watching movies and traveling. Currently, I am a hairstylist which I love. I’m excited for my new journey as a BT and then an RBT with Autism Services and working with children and adults from all walks of life and backgrounds!
Kayla Rivera is from Greenville, South Carolina. She is currently attending Clemson University and is working on finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree with a Minor in Spanish Studies. After Clemson, she plans to enroll in an online program to take classes to prepare her to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She discovered her love for ABA when she started with a different ABA therapy company in July 2015. Before, ABA she worked with children in after school programs and day care setting through high school and her first two years of college. Joining Autism Services of South Carolina, Kayla is excited to increase her knowledge and techniques for ABA therapy, as well as becoming a Registered Behavior Technician.
"I am so excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow with Autism Services of South Carolina! Every child I work with has an impact on me and teaches me more about ABA, Autism, and life in general with each visit. I hope to leave as big of a positive impact on them as they have for me."
McKella Clamp is from Lexington, South Carolina and is a Junior at Clemson University studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biological Sciences. After graduating, McKella plans to work towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). McKella has always loved working with children. She discovered her passion for working with children with Autism and providing ABA services when she began working with a different company in November of 2016. McKella is excited to join Autism Services of South Carolina and increase her opportunities to learn and grow as a provider of ABA services.
Hi, my name is Rosemary Arman. I am originally from Puerto Rico but moved to New Hampshire when I was 12 years old. After my husband finished his contact with the US Marines, we relocated to Fort Mill. I may be new to the field but I have always loved working with children. I use to work for the YMCA as an after-school counselor and also in their summer camp. Being in this field is important to me because my daughter has autism. I am able to help other families that are just like me and may be experiencing the same things as my own family. Apart from my daughter, I have a one-year-old son. My time is spent with my children and husband; always finding new and exciting adventures together.
Jenna Piltzer is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and is a senior studying Psychology and Counseling at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. She has a passion for community service and loves working with children of all ages. She has experience providing ABA services in the past which sparked a passion for working with children with Autism. She is excited to start her journey with Autism Services of South Carolina and to learn and grow alongside her clients.
My name is Lauren Ratza. Although I am new to the field, I have been around children all of my life. Since I was 11 years old, I have taken care of all my younger siblings and learned much about myself. When I first started my degree, I originally wanted to be a Veterinary Technician since my love for animals is a huge part of my life. Although that is not where I am now, I couldn’t be happier. Once I had my first child, I knew my heart was big enough to provide love and care for anyone who needed it. Being a mother has inspired me to focus my career on creating safe environments for children to learn and grow. I am very excited to work with individuals with specials needs and their families. I want to be there for anyone who needs me and help positive growth in many lives. Outside of this, most of my time is spent with my husband and our two girls. We enjoy being outdoors together since our home is in Lake Wylie. I also love gardening with my husband and traveling with my family.
Cherese Guy is from upstate New York but has made South Carolina her home since 2001. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University in 2014 and began her work with the older adult population. Through this work she received her certificate as a Dementia Specialist. Cherese also has 4+ years of experience volunteering and working with children in her local community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Through her volunteer work, she has discovered that her true passion was helping children of all ages become the best versions of themselves. It was then that she began her journey with ABA therapy in 2017 and became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Cherese fell in love with the work she was doing and the impact it was making and knew that this was the profession she wanted to grow in. Cherese is very excited to be a part of a team such as the Autism Services of South Carolina. She values the work that we do and is excited to be a part of something great.
Hey there, I'm Amanda Allen. I'm a senior at Columbia College studying Psychology and Child and Family Services. I've been providing ABA services for close to two years now as a Line Therapist and became an RBT in early 2017. I lived in various parts of Kansas for 6 years before moving to Chapin, SC to be closer to my family. I'm a proud "parent" of a husky/Shepard mix named Bella, an Eastern Box turtle named Sven, and a cat named Lil' Bit. During football season, I volunteer with my sister's marching band by running the concession stand. When I'm not in school or working, I'm walking my dog at parks and playing Pokémon Go with my best friend. I look forward to working with this company and meeting all the wonderful families out there!
My name is Aaron Frazier. I was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina and currently enrolled at Midlands Technical Institute for an Associates in Arts and would like to receive further education from Wofford College. I have always enjoyed working with children since I was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I am an Army Reservist and very excited to be joining and working for ASSC. In my spare time, I enjoy backpacking, CrossFit, reading and learning history.