Nora Coyle, MA
BCBA, COBA, Owner
Nora has the heart to see children, teens, and families grow and thrive to become the best version they can be. She has been working with children of all ages and various disabilities since 2005. She was as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 4 years and an ABA therapist at the Center for Children with autism during the summers.
In November 2007, she received the Teacher's First Award for Southern Colorado. In 2009, Nora became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and began working with Autistic children and their families in their homes, community, and schools in Dayton, Ohio.
Nora founded Achieve Together Behavior Services, LLC in 2009 to provide more children and families with the opportunity to grow and have a balanced and happy life. She has worked with children from 2 to 19 years old on the autism spectrum. Nora received her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6 teaching) at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, her Master's Degree at the University of Colorado at Denver in Early Childhood Special Education, and her Applied Behavior Analysis Certification through Pennsylvania State University's Distance Learning Program. Nora specializes in teens who need help building conversation, social and transitional life skills. She also works with preschool and elementary aged children and specializes in language and social skills development.
Bill was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He has been working with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the home, community and school settings since 2010. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America program in 2006 and is still active with local Boy Scout troops today.
Bill attended Wright State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2011. He then pursued and received a Distinguished Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2015.
In 2016, he became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and continues to provide Applied Behavior Analysis services to children and teens in the Dayton area. Bill currently co-admins the Facebook ABA Study Group. He has been with ATBS since 2015.
Bill Slusser, MS
Jessica carries a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked in the field of ABA for 10 years and has welcomed all the different perspectives of the Autism spectrum she has met.
Jessica brings a high level of skill, functional tools, creativity, compassion, and kindness to every family she serves. She enjoys this work because of all the wonderful people she gets to meet, the confidence she sees kids acquire and how the lives of families change because of it.
Specializing in young children, she focuses on decreasing problem behavior and creating an environment where kids are motivated to do amazing things. She's been with ATBS since 2015.
Jessica Johnson, MA
Sarah was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She has been involved with children and adults with special needs the majority of her life, in the classroom, residential and group home settings. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's degree as an Intervention Specialist in 2007, and began teaching children with mild/moderate/severe disabilities. Her first work was in the Cincinnati area, St. Louis, and now in Beavercreek, where she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from Beavercreek City Schools.
Sarah attended Florida Tech Institute with a focus in behavior analysis. She enjoys the challenges and milestones that working in this field brings and especially teaching life skills and social skills.
Sarah enjoys running, biking, hiking and competitive Irish dancing. She has been with ATBS since 2017 providing behavior therapy and consultation as an Intervention Specialist.
Sarah Hudgens, MS
Zane is currently obtaining a Bachelors in Psychology and minoring Criminal Justice at Wright State University. He loves being able to give growing and developing children confidence in themselves and their place in the family and society.
He aspires to teach new skills that bring contentment to the lives of children and their families they can apply at home, school and in the world. Zane brings enthusiasm and creativity to each session that makes sessions fun and engaging for the kids.
He has inspired us with new games, new ideas and great energy. He has been with ATBS since 2017.
Willow has a Liberal Arts-Associates in Science and has been an RBT since 2015. In her spare time she loves working with horses and dogs. Willow attends workshops all over Dayton to make the world a better place.
She carries this over into her work by approaching each session as an opportunity for both student and therapist to grow as people. Willow brings her creativity to each session, inspiring new interests and cultivating familiar ones.
Willow is always thinking about how to use ABA to inspire and push each child to be more confident in their life. She works with all ages--and sees the person first and the disability last. She loves to help kids and teens find a community they feel welcome and excited to be in. Willow has been with ATBS since 2015.
Alexis has always enjoyed working with children who have special needs. Passionately committed to autism acceptance, Alexis achieved her RBT certification in 2017 after working for 5 years with children who have various forms of disability.
Continuing her growth, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Wright State University. Enthusiastically devoted to building trusting relationships with the children, she finds the greatest joy in watching each child grow in confidence and ability.
Alexis is a life-long Dayton native and is proud to contribute to her community.
Anika was born and raised in the Dayton area. She is a graduate of Beavercreek and obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Wright State in 2018. She started in the ABA field through an internship in college through Dr. Gordon’s office and Reach Educational Services in Columbus. Shortly after shadowing at Reach and interning with Dr. Gordon, she fell in love with the clients she met and the field of ABA. She began working part time at Reach in the spring of 2018 while finishing her degree, and began full time shortly after graduating. Anika commuted for a year because she loved her work, but after time the driving was taking a toll on her car and the other responsibilities in her life, so she joined ATBS in March of 2019.
Anika is a very active person. She loves to kayak, biking, hiking and horseback riding. She is also an animal lover and has two miniature horses, one dog and five birds. She has also bought a house recently and is in the process of fixing it up herself.
In the future, Anika would like to get her PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She wants to open a practice that focuses on animal assisted therapy along with traditional clinical psychology. She also hopes to continue to work with clients with ASD throughout her career.
Chelsea Lehmkuhl lives in Centerville, OH with her boyfriend. She has been a Registered Behavioral Technician for about 2 years in February 2020. She loves working with this population because she has experience with the disability community, she feels these individuals make her a better person, and she is a natural kid at heart. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Wright State. She will finish up her degree early 2020 and will continue to pursue working with children with autism. She is an enjoyable individual to work with because she will make funny noises or does funny dances just to see a child smile or laugh. She sees your child’s progress as her progress into their future as great individuals. She looks forward to getting to know your child as well as you!