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Keidy Castro

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“Aspire to be the person who makes a difference, and with hard work and determination, change will follow.”

Keidy Castro is dedicated to changing lives by supporting families and their loved ones in reaching their goals to achieve their maximum potential of success and independence. She deeply enjoys making a difference, and appreciates all the knowledge she’s gained in her 7-year journey in this wonderful field.

While pursuing her goal of becoming a registered nurse specializing in mental health, Keidy worked with children and adults with special needs who required behavior management assistance. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she continued her career as part of the Behavior Respite in Action team , progressing from lead supervisor and program coordinator to her current position as department manager.

Keidy is a huge Dodgers fan and travel enthusiast. She loves going to different states to attend Dodgers baseball games. Keidy also enjoys traveling to different countries to explore and learn about different cultures.

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Noe Rivera

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“It matters not what someone is born, but what someone grows to be.”

Noe Rivera has grown into a skilled and compassionate provider of care to the people he serves, especially those with autism. Noe is proud to work for a company he says “Is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs by bringing about awareness and pushing for community integration.”

Noe has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has been actively involved in the field of autism for many years. He has vast experience in creating and managing personal assistant and respite services.

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Iris Chiang

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“Calm is a superpower.”

Iris Chiang has used her superpowers in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for over 12 years, helping people with a variety of developmental and learning disabilities and mental disorders. She has vast experience in multiple settings, including public and non-public schools, research facilities, and in-home, community and clinic-based environments.

Iris completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and worked at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, a renowned autism research facility at Rutgers University. Continuing on to earn her Master of Education from University of Southern California, her passion is rooted in serving the community and mentoring others to do the same.

Iris loves traveling and spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Marina Simonyan

Marina Simonyan

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“Some people can hear you speak a thousand words and not understand you. Others understand without you speaking a word.”

Marina Simonyan understands people, and she is passionate about making positive, lasting changes in the lives of families who have loved ones diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She says, “We help people learn to function as independently as possible in society, and go on to live meaningful lives.” Marina aspires to travel the world, helping families who are affected with autism and related disabilities.

Marina received her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University. She began her journey 11 years ago, and has been a behavioral therapist, direct staff, program coordinator, and manager of in-home parent training. She earned her BCBA, under the supervision of Dr. Sadeghi, in 2011.

Marina grew up in a household of women that taught her how to be strong, dependable, and independent. She enjoys going to the beach (though she can’t swim!), working out, traveling, and reading crime mysteries.

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David Yim

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“The little things matter. Never underestimate the impact you can have on others.”

David Yim knows the impact he has on the families he serves, and for more than 10 years he has seen his impact in action with many different people, behaviors, and life situations. He’s had an incredible journey that has taught him countless life lessons. David wishes everyone could experience and cherish such moments.

David began working with children with special needs as a college student in 2005, while earning his master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). For the past 13 years, David has worked at various autism agencies and special-needs schools, but he has found his true passion with ABA.

In David’s spare time, you can find him singing, playing golf, and hanging out with family and friends.