New Jersey

Edison
10 Parsonage Rd, Suite 318
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: (888) 261-1110
Fax: (866) 696-7991
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Paramus
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 415, South Tower
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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Achieve Beyond provides autism services in these counties in the state of New Jersey:

Achieve Beyond Inc. provides ABA therapy to help each child reach their full potential through education, therapy, and family support services. Services are provided throughout the state. We offer initial screenings, parent or school consultations, and comprehensive evaluations services to infants and children on the autism spectrum.

Our professional and licensed staff is committed to serve children with the highest quality standards. Professional development and excellence in service delivery is promoted through ongoing staff mentoring, professional collaboration and participation in continuing education. Services are provided in the home, clinic, or community settings. We provide treatment and evaluations through Insurance Companies and Private Payment options.

Pediatric ABA Services

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially-significant outcomes. In other words, Behavior Analysts aim to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities using the science of behavior change. The application of ABA is not limited to individuals with Autism, however over 60 years of research supports its effectiveness in meeting the complex needs of this population.

Who can benefit from ABA? Any person who…

  • has difficulty carrying on a conversation
  • has limited daily living skills (dressing, eating, toileting)
  • exhibits moderate problem behaviors (screaming, non-compliance)
  • exhibits severe problem behaviors (aggression, self-injury, property destruction)
  • has little or no language skills 
  • engages in self stimulatory behavior (flapping, rocking, scripting television shows)
  • needs extra help in academic skills
  • has limited social skills (lack of interest in peers, trouble making friends)

Achieve Beyond’s ABA Programs include:

  • Team consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and highly trained Behavior Therapist (BT) 
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms in place
  • Verbal Behavior approach to language
  • Comprehensive Assessment using criterion-referenced tests (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP & AFLS)
  • Parent Training/Team meetings
  • Errorless teaching procedures to minimize frustration
  • Therapists capture motivation
  • Functional Assessment to determine why problem behaviors occur
  • Functional Communication Training to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behavior
  • Social skills curriculum
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) 
  • Individualized, data-driven treatment plans

Meet Our Staff

 Tara Karen, BCBA, Clinical Director

Tara Karen, BCBA, Northeastern Clinical Director - Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Childhood education from Dowling College and completed her BCBA coursework at SUNY Stony Brook. Tara is a New York State certified teacher in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. Before working at Achieve Beyond, Tara worked as a teacher and reading aide in elementary schools, a SEIT teacher for physically and developmentally disabled teenagers, a tutor, and most recently she was a teacher and ABA instructor at a non-profit school for individuals with autism. Since coming to Achieve Beyond, Tara has worked to conduct assessments, create programming, train behavior therapists, evaluate school and home-programs, and supervise BCBA candidates and behavior therapists. She enjoys employing a hands-on method of teaching and using the natural environment to enhance social skills and generalization.

Sarah Murphy, Supervising BCBA

Sarah Murphy, BCBA - Sarah Murphy MS. Ed, BCBA - has been working with children with autism and other special needs in varying capacities since 2001. Sarah graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating she went on to earn her New Jersey Teaching certification in 2007 and Master's Degree in Special Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey in 2009. Shortly there after, she earned her teaching certifications in the State of New York and began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009. Sarah has worked as an ABA therapist since 2009 and as the ABA Clinical Supervisor in Manhattan for the preschool and Early Intervention programs since 2012. She completed her BCBA coursework and certification in 2014 at Florida Institute of Technology. She was a competitive swimmer in high school and college, and now enjoys running competitively, kickboxing, outdoor team obstacle events, and spending time with her three young sons and husband.

 

Alicia Waranis, Ed.S, BCBA - Alicia is a Licensed Behavior Analyst who has been working in the Behavioral field with adults and children with developmental disabilities and Autism since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University and received her Educational Specialist’s degree in School Psychology from Rider University in 2009. Alicia then completed her BCBA coursework through Pennsylvania State University. Before working at Achieve Beyond, Alicia worked as Lead BCBA for in-home ABA programs through PerformCare. Other work settings include In-Home ABA services through both PerformCare and private insurances, School Districts, ABA Clinic, a Developmental Center, a State Psychiatric Hospital, and a private Group Home. Alicia has provided training to behavioral technicians and therapists, as well as supervised BCBA candidates. She loves seeing the difference ABA can make to a child’s wellbeing and family life, and enjoys working with families on the process of meeting their goals with their little ones.

 

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