Applied Behavioral Connections provides quality ABA therapy to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our team is passionate about delivering services based on the latest research supported interventions. We aspire to be great at what we do, and we love doing it. Applied Behavioral Connections values parent involvement and collaboration with other member’s of your child’s treatment team including speech therapists, occupational therapists, and teachers.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide every child with autism an individualized program, delivered with care that is compassionate and employs the research-based methodologies of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our Team

Applied Behavioral Connections’ Team consists of qualified BCBA-Ds, BCBAs, BCaBAs, and RBTs who are committed to providing quality, individualized ABA services during each therapy session. We work as a collaborative team, maintain a positive culture and passion to help those with autism meet their fullest potential.

Vanessa Fessenden

Clinical Director

Vanessa Fessenden is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D). She has worked extensively with individuals with autism and behavior disorders, providing intervention, designing, implementing, and monitoring behavior analysis programs for clients, parent education, and staff training. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Vanessa has been working with children and adolescents with autism for over 15 years. Her experience includes consultation within school districts, clinical based ABA and behavioral services, parent training and coaching, and mentorship of those new to the field of ABA. In addition to providing clinical services, Vanessa is a professor at Ball State University and Arizona State University in which she teaches online ABA courses.