ABOUT US

At Community Behavior Consulting, we have worked with children from two years through adulthood. We have worked with people with a wide variety of diagnoses: emotional and behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, autism, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders, learning disabilities, blindness, hearing disorder, and more. We have experience working in schools as aides, teachers, and consultants. And we routinely lead professional development opportunities across the state of Ohio.

We are well versed in the assessment and training procedures in ABA. We routinely conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), skills assessments, develop treatment plans, and engage in parent training.

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OUR VALUES

Values guide our organization to remind us to always remember what is important. These are the values that are important to us.

Community: Every person deserves to have a meaningful connection to their community. We work to tear down the barriers preventing true inclusion.


Justice: We believe that every person deserves effective treatment centered on respect and dignity. We work to promote this by passionately advocating for each of our clients to obtain the services and opportunities they deserve.


Compassion: Regardless of a person's action, they should be treated with kindness and care. Those that engage in challenging behavior, and their families, need the greatest amount of compassion and patience.


Joy: By focusing on creating joy, we believe behavior intervention can reveal a person's abilities. Our goal is not to suppress behavior, but to support our client's journey to happiness.

 
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FOUNDER

Jen Gonda

Hello! I am Jen and I am delighted that you are interested in applied behavior analysis. I have worked in the field of ABA since 2010; I started as a behavior technician and then became a certified supervisor (Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA) in 2013. I am also a licensed special education teacher and certified crisis intervention trainer. I have worked with over 20 different schools and collaborated with various agencies that service individuals with disabilities. I present at, and attend, nationwide conferences and am finishing my PhD in special education at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am an Urban Special Education Scholar receiving funding from the national Office of Special Education Programs. I was the previous board president at the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley and created and spearheaded their flagship event: a summer camp for children with autism. Currently, I sit on the board of the Ohio Association of Behavior Analysis as the public policy chairperson. In this position, I collaborate with the state legislature and various state and national agencies regarding the practice of ABA in Ohio. This work allows me to stay up to date on laws and services for people that struggle with challenging behavior.

 

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Ashley Krznar

Ashley has worked in the field of ABA and special education for over a decade. She previously practiced as a behavior analyst supervising ABA interventions delivered to children with autism in the home setting. Ashley also has experience collaborating with school districts and working with adolescents that engage in severe challenging behavior. In addition to her ABA certification as a BCBA, Ashley also retains her Ohio early childhood and special education license, providing her with versatility when she works with school districts. Ashley created and co-ran a social skills program for adults with disabilities, called Breaking Boundaries, where she planned events for adults with developmental disabilities to engage in community activities. Ashley has presented at statewide conferences and has experience working with health insurance companies to advocate for ABA services. Ashley comes to Community Behavior Consulting as the clinical director, managing the day-to-day services of children receiving ABA at the Canfield, Ohio location.

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BEHAVIOR ANALYST

Taylar Corey

Taylar graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology in 2018 and her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2021 from Youngstown State University. She obtained her BCBA and COBA licensure in 2021. She has worked as an RBT at Kidslink and The Rich Center for Autism. Additionally, she has a wealth of experience working in client homes implementing ABA programming. She loves seeing the progress in the children every single day. Taylar has a unique interest in fighting for her clients to obtain appropriate services by educating health insurance companies on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act regarding limiting ABA for her clients. Her clients and her team are the reason she loves coming to work each day.

 

INITIAL TREATMENT TECHNICIAN

Kayla Armstrong

Kayla has floated between the worlds of education and ABA since 2015. She has her Masters in Special Education and recently completed the BCBA course sequence at Kent State University. Kayla has worked as a behavior technician, a special education teacher, an English teacher, and as a behavior consultant. Kayla has experience working with children with autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. She has worked with children from age 2 to adult. She has experience in a wide variety of environments including schools, centers, and in client homes. Kayla has specialized experience transitioning children from a therapeutic setting into public school. Kayla loves working with kids and helping them learn new skills that can help them navigate this world even just a little bit better.

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TRAINING COORDINATOR

Kale Mondock

For Kale, it is important to be positive and to create positivity. Kale has a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus in watercolor and wood art. Kale obtained her masters in ABA and plans to sit for her board examination. Kale is a certified CPR and First Aid trainer. Kale has a wealth of experience working in schools, both as a behavior technician and providing mental health support. Kale has worked in five different school districts providing support from the elementary to high school level. Kale's experience ranges from working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders, children that have suffered trauma, children that are court and foster placed, and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kale chose this field in order to provide all children the support they need. Kale loves the positive atmosphere at Community Behavior Consulting. Kale enjoys making people laugh and spends her free time outdoors and doing mini projects.