The Aba For Disability Centre offers Applied Behavioural Analysis services for Autism Spectrum Disorders and other moderate to severe disabilities and/or syndromes. The treatment administered is based on ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis), which is scientifically validated as effective in the treatment of the Autistic Spectrum and included in Guideline 21 of the Higher Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità).
The main purpose of the ABA For Disability ABA and Neuroscience Centre is to offer access to treatment that is effective and compliant with recent national guidelines, whilst supporting the family at every stage, and following the needs of each individual child/adolescent, accompanying them along the path to inclusion in social and working contexts. Commitment to the family is central, with attention paid to all familial relationships, as well as favouring exchanges and time spent with peers.
Dr. Valeria Pascale
With her first degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, she obtained a second degree in Law with an experimental thesis in Forensic Neuroscience, and is continuing her studies in a Master’s Degree programme in Applied Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology.
She has perfected her study of Applied Behaviour Analysis with a Level II Master’s, and has accrued specific skills in the field, working both as a language consultant during assessments and programming, and directly during therapy sessions supervised by BCBA-D/BCBA behavioural analysts, with children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum. She has also participated in numerous advanced level workshops held by leading Behaviour Analysts with more than 30 years of experience in the field, including Dr. Vincent J. Carbone BCBA-D, Dr. Patrick McGreevy BCBA-D, Dr. Emily Sweeney Kerwin BCBA-D, Dr. Francesca Degli Espinosa BCBA-D, Dr. Gregory Hanley BCBA-D and numerous other experts in Autism and other moderate to severe disabilities. Currently she is an ABA Consultant for evaluation and programming, supervised by BCBA, and engaged in research projects with public (university) and private entities in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis and Neuroscience.
Dr. Amilcare Calbi
HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
As administrative and accounting manager of various companies, both public and private, he has developed solid technical skills over the years. He has focused his professional interest on administrative management, and has also served as the Head of Human Resources Management, gaining much experience in the organisation, training, and evaluation of employees. Furthermore, he has acquired competency in the management of interpersonal relationships, skills classification, and administrative and managerial problem resolution.
Dr. Virginia Cantalupo
BEHAVIOR ANALYST BCBA – Area Contact for Early Intervention 0-3 years
Psychologist – cognitive behavioural psychotherapist enrolled in the Order of Psychologists of Campania since 2007, and BCBA behaviour analyst since 2014. She has been involved in rehabilitation in the field of developmental disabilities for over ten years, with particular attention to interventions for autism. She completed her practical training in ABA by working as a tutor at Step by Step School, East Sussex (UK). Upon returning to Italy in 2014, she began collaborating with the Carbone Clinic, Massachussets (USA) in consulting activities with Italian families in the Salerno area, under the direct supervision of Dr. Emily Kerwin BCBA-D. Recently, she has been working on the application of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) for early intervention, with training and supervision activities in the clinical field.
Dr. Olimpia Sinfarosa
BCBA BEHAVIORAL ANALYST
Pedagogist, Counsellor, BCBA Certified Behaviour Analyst; supervising and coordinating numerous rehabilitation interventions for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In 1999, she graduated with honours in Educational Sciences, and in 2004, she completed a Master’s in Counselling at ASPIC. In 2016, she completed her Master’s degree at the University of Salerno’s college of Medicine: ABA and Autism.
Since 2018, she has been receiving group training from Dr. Vincent J. Carbone BCBA-D.
She is a member of the steering committee of ADC Italia, the Italian association of certified behaviour analysts. She is a member of the ABA faculty at the Humanitas Consortium, as an ABA Master’s teacher. She is the poster speaker for “Word extension: repeated sign to evoke the echoic response” published by the “DallaLuna” association during the 2020 conference.
Dr. Teresa Concilio
ABA TUTOR COORDINATOR
After completing an RBT course, she began working as an ABA tutor, under the supervision of BCBA and BCBA-D, where she gained experience and competence in session management and implementation, in both natural and structured environments.
She has received field-specific training at the Carbone Clinic in America, and has participated in numerous workshops held by international leaders in behaviour analysis.
She is continuing her studies at the college of Applied Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology, where she will soon obtain her second Master’s Degree.
professional interpreter and translator
Simon Izzo has been a professional interpreter and translator since 2006. Since 2010 he has specialised in applied behaviour analysis and has interpreted – in Europe and the United States of America – world-renowned ABA experts, both in the educational and clinical settings. He holds the RBT credential of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and has completed a master’s degree in ABA with the Queen’s University in Belfast. He is also a PhD student at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. The areas of his research include: the creation of an English as a second language teaching curriculum based on Natural Environment Teaching and Intensive Teaching Trials; the application of analytical-behavioral principles in the Italian public school system; the integration of students with disabilities in regular education contexts. He is the author of the Italian version of the textbook “Applied Behavior Analysis” by Cooper J., Heron T. and Heward W., as well as the Italian version of the “AFLS – Assessment of Functional Living Skills” by Partington J.
professional interpreter and translator
Cecilia Pozzi has been a conference interpreter and translator for 25 years, Professor of
interpretation at the University of Genoa, member of AITI (Italian Association of Translators and
Interpreters). Graduated in 1997 at the School for Interpreters and Translators of Forlì (University
of Bologna), where she also taught interpretation from 2000 to 2005, she has a post-graduate
Master in Business Communication and Public Relations. She works as interpreter in ABA field for
over 10 years.