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Our Team

Paul Ettinger, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor

Paul Ettinger grew up in a suburban town in New Jersey 30 minutes outside of New York City. He discovered ABA shortly after high school when a friend referred him for a job with a non-profit organization that provided community-based services for individuals with Autism. From there, Paul attended Kean University in Union, New Jersey, where he completed his undergrad in Psychology and went on to Arizona State University where he attained a Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Most of Paul’s experience is in early intervention in the clinical setting with children ages three to six and has worked with both adolescents and adults in the residential setting. Paul has a strong background in using discrete trial teaching methods as well as utilizing functional analysis procedures to better identify function-based interventions for maladaptive behaviors. Paul finds the most rewarding part of his day to be connecting with clients and their families daily as well as watching his clients make progress towards living more independent and fulfilling lives.

Paul made the choice to join our team due to our emphasis on quality vs quantity in the care of our patients as well as our focus on early intervention. He enjoys the readiness to help from our clinical team and the diversification of skills amongst our supervisors.

Outside of work you can find Paul participating in recreational sports such as volleyball or hockey or camping and hiking outdoors while working towards his goal of visiting all 63 national parks.

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Play is necessary for a child’s learning. So let’s harness the naturalness of play to aid in the development of their communication..

-Katie Hermann