ABA Positive Support Services is a Hawaii based company serving all areas of Oahu and neighbor islands. We provide in home and in the community services. This allows your child to learn the skills they need in the environment in which they need them. Our services are provided in an array of locations. For example;A+ programs, CDC centers, private schools, summer fun, soccer practice, gymnastics, grocery stores and restaurants. We also support children and their families in the home school environment. ABA Positive Support Services is a small company with a personal touch. Catherine Wilson, the owner and operator of the company is intimately involved in all aspects of the operation. She has lived in Hawaii over the last 17 years and is easily accessible. We know that choosing a provider for your child is a very important decision. That is why we offer a free meeting with a BCBA from the company to give an overview of our services in person. When you choose ABA Positive Support Services as your providing agency you will have a potential behavior technician come for a meet and greet prior to that staff member being assigned to your child. You will be given a voice in building your child’s team.
Catherine Wilson, MEd, BCBA, LMHC, founded Positive Support Services and continues to be intimately involved in every detail of the business ensuring high quality service delivery. Her passion for ABA was found at Western Michigan University where she was fortunate to study with Dr. Richard Malott, a premier behavior analyst. She has been certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board since 1996. Catherine Wilson has over 20 years experience implementing ABA with children in-home, school, and community environments. Catherine has lived in Hawaii since 1997. She has collaborated effectively with Hawaii’s Department of Education and Department of Health since that time. Catherine’s license in mental health counseling has bridged that gap between real people and ABA programing.
Cathryn Masuda B.S., BCaBA
Cathryn Masuda is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and has been with Positive Support Services since its establishment. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Special Education – Autism Program.
Melissa Urquidi, MSc, BCBA
Melissa Urquidi is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental delays in a wide variety of settings. She studied ABA abroad at Bangor University where she acquired her MSc in behavior analysis.
Heather Linden Dozier M.Div., BCBA.
Heather Linden Dozier has been employed in the field of education for 17 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (plus Montessori certification) from Chaminade University in 2000 and a Master of Divinity in 2003.
Jessica Federowicz, M.S., BCBA
Jessica is a Board certified behavior analyst and has been practicing in the field of behavior for 10 years. She holds a dual masters degree in Counseling education and mental heath counseling and a bachelors degree in Psychology. She is currently awaiting her official license in mental health counseling and working hard towards her doctorate in clinical psychology. Jessica Has worked for the department of education windward district as an autism behavior health specialist for the last 3 years. She truly enjoys working with children and young adults on the spectrum as well as with the families that support them. She strives to incorporate compassion and warmth into her practice of applied behavior analysis.
Melinda Tsaclas, MS, BCBA
Melinda Tsaclas is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, ages 4-21, diagnosed with autism and developmental delays. She studied education at Molloy College, in New York, where she acquired her masters degree in both elementary and special education. She then went on and studied ABA at Florida Institute of Technology where she completed her course work to earn her certification in behavior analysis.
Donna Nazarchyk, M.Ed., BCBA
Donna has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis for over 10 years and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Counseling. She has experience working directly for the Department of Education and for DOE contracted agencies. Donna enjoys working with children, young adults & their families in the home and community on attaining behavioral change for better daily living.