Dr. Vargas obtained her doctoral degree from Rutgers University, completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, and pursued post-doctoral training at the Judge Baker Children’s Center. She has over thirty years of experience working with children with autism and other developmental disorders with behavioral challenges. Dr. Vargas has worked as a home-based behavioral therapist, overseen home-based programs, designed training protocols for ABA therapists and supervisors, and consulted with families and schools. Aa a licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a licensed applied behavior analyst (LABA), she is the founder and executive director of Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS). Her interests include inclusion, social skills, and executive behavior. Dr. Vargas serves as a consulting Psychologist and BCBA-D for ARISE on an as needed basis, and supervises students pursuing BCBA certification across both agencies. The ongoing collaboration between agencies has allowed for more support to families in need.