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The Team

The Team

ACW Leadership Team

Charles Marriott, BCBA, LBA

Founder & Owner

Charles began his career working with families and their children with Autism in 2004. Charles earned his B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymont University with honors before completing his Masters in Special Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Autism Care West was founded in 2009 to continue realizing his vision for helping children with Autism reach their unique potential using ABA methodologies.

Yelena Marriott, M.A.

Practice Manager & Owner

Yelena is the Practice Manger for Autism Care West in charge of the company's systems supports and information technology, as well as personnel departments. Yelena holds a Bachelors degree from Franklin Pierce University, NH, and an MA from University of Las Vegas, NV. Yelena is also a Civil Affairs reserves officer in the military.

Chantal Rainford, BCBA, LBA

Clinic Director & Social Skills Group Coordinator

Chantal oversees the clinic activities and coordinates the very successful Social skills Groups at the ACW center. Chantal began her work in the field of ABA in 2008 and joined ACW in 2015. Chantal earned her Masters in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University where she learned to become proficient with PEAK, ACT and AIM. Chantal is also three year veteran of the US Navy

Thomas Szabo, PhD., BCBA-D, LBA

Director of Family Guidance

Tom (he/him/they/them) has worked with families of kids on the spectrum since 2001. His long-term interest is in the development of compassionate, culturally sensitive ways to assist families building relationships with their kids while also supporting them in learning important skills. Tom graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013 and was then the inaugural professor in the Florida Institute of Technology Hybrid Master’s Degree Program in Behavior Analysis, where he served until Fall of 2021. Tom is also a seasoned researcher who investigates strategies based on ACT and RFT to promote learning and improved performance; he has published empirical and conceptual papers, as well as book chapters.

Cynthia Gomez, BCBA, LBA

Supervising Behavior Analyst

Cynthia earned an MA in Professional Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology after first earning a BA in both Psychology and Italian Studies from Smith College. Cynthia is a high-energy, attentive, and very enthusiastic behavior analyst; she loves her work and maintains a level of dedication that is beyond reproach. Cynthia is trilingual in English, Spanish and Italian; her professional interests include coordinating and directing ACW Social Skills Groups, in addition to teaching children adaptive and independent living skills. Cynthia is held in very high regard by everyone with whom she works.

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