Early Intervention Services, Advocacy and Continuing Education
Helping every child blossom.
Our goal is to provide the best quality therapy, assistance, and education to the children and colleagues whom we serve.
We currently have availability.
Erica Tober ABA Consulting is a small Morris County based agency providing service to young children with autism in homes, preschools, day cares, and in the community. Founded in 2013 with the goal of utilizing early intervention Applied Behavior Analytic services we continue to focus on toddlers and preschool aged children. We are in-network with major insurance companies, and also accept out-of-network and private-pay clients. There is a possibility of obtaining a single case agreement with out-of-network insurance companies. We are located in Morris County, but may also accept clients in Essex, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Warren, Sussex, Passaic and Hudson counties. If you do not live in one of those counties, but still want our services, reach out anyway and we will try to help. Please message us at the bottom of the page for more information.
Meet Our Staff
Erica Tober, M.S., BCBA
Erica earned degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Psychology at The College of St. Elizabeth. She received her masters in applied behavior analysis through St. Cloud State University and her BCBA in May of 2013. She has 16 years’ experience working with children with autism and speech delays. She was a supervisor at the Lovaas Institute, a teacher in the preschool at Alpine Learning Group, and a social skills group facilitator and case manager at Alpine Learning Group’s outreach department. During her time at Alpine she assisted in preliminary research on observational learning and conducted research and presented research on turn taking and pretend play. Her vision is to continue to remain a small practice to keep the quality high and to ensure the ability to personally know all the children who is under her care.
Rachel has been working for Erica Tober ABA Consulting since 2015. She has been in the field since 2009 with a brief break when she attended law school in Pennsylvania. Rachel is also a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey. Rachel eagerly provides many administrative and legal responsibilities at Erica Tober ABA Consulting.
Anthony Hellman, BCBA
Anthony was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Science before attending graduate school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. There Anthony earned a Masters degree in Education with a focus in Special Education. In November of 2018, he received his BCBA certification. Over the last 6 years, Anthony has worked with a number of children between the ages of 2 - 16 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities. He currently lives with his fiancée and her 6 year old daughter and he is excited to be working with the families and Erica's team!
Tiffany Jetter-Mace, M.A., BCBA
Tiffany was first introduced to the field of behavior analysis in 2010. She earned her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University where she was selected to complete her practicum hours at a school for children on the autism spectrum. This placement ignited her passion to help children with ASD and their families grow and succeed. Since moving back to the East Coast, Tiffany has worked as an in home therapist for Alpine Learning Group, and as a data analyst and instructor at SEARCH Learning Group. She completed her BCBA coursework at Rutgers University in July 2019. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys practicing yoga, completing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa Kistle, M. Ed., BCBA
Melissa graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with her certification in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016. She earned her Master of Education degree from The American College of Education in 2017. Melissa has been a special education teacher working with early childhood and elementary students for the past eight years and has been a BCBA since 2019. She is so excited to be joining Erica’s team.
Kimberly Krafft, M.A., BCBA
Kim is a BCBA with a Master of Arts from Columbia University, Teacher's College and a Master of Science from Northeastern University. Kim's focus is using applied behavior analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy to support anxiety related behaviors in children and adolescents. She also works with parents in creating positive parenting plans.
Caitlin Cleary graduated from William Paterson University in 2016 earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, with an Elementary Education endorsement. After graduation, Caitlin began teaching Preschool. She has now been teaching Preschool for the past 4 years. Caitlin is now working on obtaining an accredited certificate and is also currently enrolled in the Master’s of Special Education program at WPU. Caitlin Has been a member of Erica Tober ABA Consulting since early 2020 and loves her line of work.
Rachel Dashiell is a new and proud member of Erica Tober ABA Consulting. Rachel works as a behavior technician and has been working with children for over five years. Rachel received her undergrad degree from Montclair State University in Family Science and Human Development with a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Special Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Besides having a thorough background in education, Rachel holds a genuine love and passion for working with kids of all ages!
Nadia Di Lemme, MSW
Nadia Di Lemme, MSW obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Human Services through Touro College. Nadia has many years of experience, within the social work field, with all walks of life. She has worked with many various populations including individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism, mental health related issues, homelessness, children, and the elderly providing case management, various therapies such as ABA, education, and program management. Nadia is also a certified Psychotherapist, in which allows her to work directly with children and parents in the comfort of their own homes, in various capacities as she is an eclectic therapist. Nadia is a firm advocate in her personal and professional lifestyle for the greater good of the community. Nadia is pleased to join Erica’s team and create positive relationships within families!
Anaya Forrest Spector
Anaya was born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey. She is a recent graduate of Rider University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Throughout her years at Rider, Anaya focused on taking courses concerning ABA, developmental disabilities, and child development. Anaya had the pleasure of experiencing two amazing internships for young students with developmental disabilities at Eden Autism Services and Hand Over Hand. She was involved in several extracurricular activities such as Special Olympics, Alpha Phi Omega, a Community Service Fraternity, and the Psychology Learning Community. She is very excited to begin her journey in the field of ABA with Erica Tober ABA Consulting!
Maisha is originally from Staten Island NY. She lived in Savannah, GA and Brooklyn, NY before moving to Newark NJ. She has been an ABA Therapist for 2.5 years and has 17 years total experience in the field. She worked as a Foster Care Therapeutic Case Planner, Quality Assurance, Residential Services (Direct Support Professional, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, Residence Manager), Substitute Teacher and Paraprofessional for ICT Classrooms and PACE Autism classroom settings. She is currently a Care Manager for Medicaid Waiver Programs, contracted by OPWDD. She graduated from University at Buffalo in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She graudated with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of NY in 2006. Maisha enjoys spending time with her son, traveling , reading and giving back to the community. She also plans to complete the Masters in ABA to pursue national certification.
A native Sri Lankan, Sharmila moved to the US in 2005 to pursue her studies. She has a BA in Psychology with a minor concentration in Disability Studies from CUNY College of Staten Island, NY, where she also worked first as a tutor and then as the LEADS Counselor at the Office of Disability Services. As a student she worked with college faculty and the Institute of Basic Research on Staten Island on Infant & Child Development research, presenting at conferences. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology and has a Certificate in ABA for Special Education from Penn State. She has over 7 years of experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum from ages 3 – 16 years. She is also hold a Diploma in Montessori method of Teaching.
She is excited to be the newest member of the Erica Tober team, enjoys her work and is passionate about helping the families she serves.
Tracy Munoz is a new and proud member of Erica Tober ABA consulting! Currently residing in NJ where she earned her BA from Montclair state and is pursuing her MA in Behavior and Autism Studies from Felician University. She has been working with children for over 5 years. When she isn’t working and studying, she is a proud dog mom to two girl dogs Kiwi and Luna! Eagerly excited to be a part of the team and work closely with families to achieve both short and long term goals!
Ty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of PIttsburgh. Prior to working in the special education field Ty worked in television as a producer and editor for over 20 years. For the past two years he has been working with children and young adults as a teacher's aide in ABA classrooms and as a behavior technician providing in home therapy. He draws his inspiration from watching the students he works with improve both academically and socially. Ty says patience, encouragement and a positive learning environment are fundamental to his teaching approach.
Radhika Ramaswamy is a Registered Behavior Technician and has been working as an ABA therapist for the past 15 years. During this time, she has worked with young children as well as teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.
Radhika has a Ph.D. In Molecular Biology. She changed careers to focus on children with developmental delays/autism after she gained valuable insight helping her own son who was diagnosed with autism over 20 years ago. Radhika is excited to have joined Erica’s team in early 2019.
Shirley was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She graduated on August 2003 from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010. Over the last 16 years, Shirley has worked with many children as a General Education Teacher, a Speech/Language Therapist, a Parent Educator, and a Technical Assistant Specialist for Quality Improvement of Childcare centers. She is fluently bilingual in both Spanish and English languages. She is also a loving mother of two boys ages 4 and 6. Shirley is so excited to be part of Erica’s team as an ABA therapist and even more excited to work with the families.
Jenn has been working for Erica Tober ABA Consulting since 2015. She earned degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and English Literature at The College of St. Elizabeth. Over the last 20 years, she has worked with hundreds of children as a camp counselor, after school care supervisor, and middle-grades public school teacher. Jenn truly enjoys working with Erica’s team to help each child succeed. Jennifer is a registered behavior technician.
Julia Staszak was raised in Sussex County,NJ and lives in Clinton, NJ. She attended Montclair State University as a Sociology major. She has worked at several summer camps and school programs and loves volunteering at camps! She is excited to start her ABA journey.
Stephanie has been working as an ABA therapist for 3 years now and has been working with children with special needs for over 5 years. She has just received her BA in English at Felician University and is continuing her studies for her MA in Behavior and Autism Studies. Stephanie has been working with children for 12 years now and is a proud mother to a beautiful little girl. Stephanie is thrilled to be on Erica’s team.
Jewel Williams was born October 6, 1982 in Newark, New Jersey. The eldest of ten children, she graduated from Cheney University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After graduation, Jewel went on to work as a teacher's aide doing ABA in a school for children with autism. After working in a school for four years, Jewel venture off to work in homes. She has 14 years of ABA experience, working with children between the ages of 2-21 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She also has valuable insight from helping her own two little cousins who were diagnosed with autism. She looks forward to working with the families and Erica's team.
We offer a wide array of services to help your child in all aspects of life. Although our agency started out as a traditional small ABA agency, we have recently branched out to provide a comprehensive network of services encompassing all of your needs. We looking forward to helping your child or professional career grow with our intensive services and continuing education.
Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis Services Using Updated Methodologies
Applied Behavior Analysis is a constantly evolving science. Our agency aims to keep children happy and learning. We believe pairing to be the most important component of our services. All of our ABA services begin with an assessment and a child's course of programming is completely tailored to that child. We hope to create a safe environment for all our families and learners through a safe and caring approach to behavior. We hope to increase functional communication, decrease problem behavior and teach a variety of skills. Our agency is experienced in working with clients across the spectrum in order to help them grow and thrive.
We are pleased that through our friendly and loving atmosphere, we are able to create a welcoming environment encouraging our ABA therapists to return to us, whatever path they may choose. Our agency is now offering speech services to help children with speech/ language delays or those needing extra help with any other aspect of speech development.
ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention using acceptance and mindfulness strategies. We are pleased to be able to offer this service to higher functioning individuals or those without diagnosis needing some additional help dealing with their own emotions or other tough issues.
We offer a growing library of exciting continuing education opportunities. These education units are specifically tailored with today's behaviorist in mind and we are open to ongoing suggestions. CEUs are needed for you BCBA and also keep you current on the latest trends and developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Practicum Placement and Supervision
We understand how difficult it is to get all of the necessary components in order when you are
working on becoming a BCBA. Train with our awesome staff and learn about how to ethically apply ABA to young clients. Our experienced BCBAs are an ongoing resource for the next wave of BCBAs. We can teach you a broad range of skills not just working with clients but in order to prepare you for the business of Applied Behavior Analysis.
We offer a free online presentation about autism, how to seek treatment, and ABA basics. This presentation is appropriate for parents who have concerns their child may be on the spectrum, parents whose children have been newly diagnosed, families who may have friends or family members recently diagnosed, or anyone who may be curious to learn. We are also available for a live presentation for staff development hours for daycares, preschools, or anyone else who works with young children or sees young children as patients. Please call or e mail for access to the presentation. After watching the presentation someone will be available to discuss any questions you may have over the phone.
School District Advocacy
We are experienced in helping find appropriate placement for children on the spectrum. With caring and knowledgeable staff, we help you navigate the beginnings of the IEP and placement process. Our staff have specific knowledge in the field of ABA as well as specific legal knowledge and could explore avenues other advocates could not.
Virtual Tutoring and Instruction
During this unprecedented time, we understand how difficult it is for your child to get the appropriate education they deserved. Our agency is fortunate enough to have experienced teachers on our staff, who can provide supplementary instruction for your virtual or partially virtual student.
Business Mentoring and Assistance
It is extremely difficult to start an ABA business. Most BCBAs learn about how to help children and not how to run a business. Our staff is experienced in all aspects and would be happy to work with new businesses in order to get them up off the ground and operating smoothly.