Dana Harris, MA, BCBA, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. There she worked as a Senior Therapist for the Texas Young Autism Project for 2 years. She then went to serve as a Case Supervisor for Kids E.T.C. and Aim High Academy, working with individuals with Autism between the ages of 16 months to 14 years. In 2008 Dana graduated with a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and continued to take courses towards her BCBA certification which she obtained in September 2010.
For the past 6 years, Dana has and continues to works as a Child Development Specialist and BCBA for an Early Childhood Intervention program through the Mental Health and Mental Retardation of Harris County where she works with children between the ages of birth and 3. Dana also serves as an independent consultant for in home ABA programs.
Emma Henderson, MEd, embraced the opportunity to learn from her Hispanic heritage while growing up in an American household in El Paso, Texas. Having opportunities to study in Mexico, Henderson spent summers in Mexican schools while her American schoolmates enjoyed summer vacation. While attending The University of Texas El Paso, Henderson was given the opportunity to volunteer in Mexico working with individuals with disabilities. Emma realized that her connection with her niece,who suffered from Down Syndrome, was also the same connection she had made with these individuals she was volunteering to help. After volunteering in Mexico, Henderson supervised a clinic for children with Autism while completing her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and minor in Spanish.
Receiving her Master’s in Education with a focus on Severe and Profound Disabilities and minor in Reading from Sam Houston State University, Henderson spent twenty years in the Texas public school system working with students of all ages with Autism. For over thirty years Henderson has enjoyed working with in-home programs including participating in an in-home program supervised by Nina Lovaas. Over the last six years, Henderson has been working with adults with a variety of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism and multiple diagnosis. Henderson has also worked for Humble Independent School District as an ARD Translator, helped diagnosticians with completing Special Education Assessments in Spanish, and completed extensive home trainings for families that are strictly Spanish speaking. Henderson is certified in Generic Special Education, Autism and Severe Emotional Disturbances and English as a Second Language.
John Pugh, MA, BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) living in League City, Texas. He began his career in 1998 working as a camp counselor for children with special needs. Since that time, John has received a bachelor of science in Psychology from Missouri Southern State University and a master of arts in Behavior Analysis from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
John’s experience has included day and residential summer camps for children and adults with disabilities, providing in home behavior training to children and their families, providing behavior analysis services in clinical settings, conducting workshops on topics relevant to behavior analysis, and providing behavior analytic services to several school districts. John has also received specific training in the treatment of severe behavior disorders from the Munroe-Meyer Institue at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
John is driven to provide much needed services to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. His goal for the future is continue to provide quality applied behavior analysis in homes, schools and the community. In order to reach this goal, John is dedicated to building lasting relationships with families and professionals in the hopes of increasing the volume, variety and quality of services offered to those affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Kyna Savage, SWA, MEd, BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) living in Huffman, Texas. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences from UHCL, Kyna decided to look into the field of social work. Receiving her Social Work License in 1995, Kyna worked at DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston, Texas.
In 1997 Kyna received her Masters in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology and became a certified teacher with a Special Education endorsement in 2000. Kyna has worked as a Special Education teacher with children ranging in ages from Kindergarten to 8th grade for over ten years.
Megan E. Frazier, M.A., Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to Kingwood, Texas during elementary school and then graduated from Kingwood High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Texas State University with a major in psychology and a minor in (cultural) anthropology. Megan then went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She has been a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Texas since 1999. She was first (begrudgingly) introduced to conducting Autism Evaluations in 2000. Her interest in autism assessment was ignited and she has spent the last 9 years of her career with a focus toward autism assessment. Megan has worked as a public school employee and as an independent contractor in many school districts in and around the Houston area. She now considers it a blessing and a privilege to work with children who have or are suspected of having autism and their parents.