CHATT's Team

Colleen Ryan, Ph.D. – Director/Lead Therapist: Colleen Ryan holds a Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychologist. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. She has worked with people between the ages of 16 months and 78 years old, and at all levels of functioning. She has completed research on several autism treatment methods and on the narratives of persons with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Senior autism specialist staff: Dr. Ryan supervises a number of senior autism specialist behavior therapists. All of our autism specialists have years of experience in the field of autism and have been behavioral therapists. They are hand-picked by Dr. Ryan because of their leadership skills and exemplary work as behavioral coaches. Senior autism specialists develop programming, supervise line staff behavior technicians, and consult with the child’s family and school.

Behavior coaches: The senior staff direct CHATT’s hardworking team of behavior coaches who work with children day-to-day as part of a therapy team to pursue ABA therapy goals.