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Multi-tier Supervision System
AP implements a multi-tier supervision system to ensure our children receive only the best quality teaching available. Our professional team of Behavioral Consultants maintain their current knowledge and high-level expertise through Autism Partnership’s commitment to ongoing training in Los Angeles. Training is conducted regularly in the US and in HK.
BCBA stands for “Board Certified Behavior Analyst”. A board certified behavior analyst is certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. There are three distinctions for certified behavior analysts: BCaBA, BCBA, BCBA-D. All certified behavior analysts have completed coursework specific to behavior analysis, completed required supervised field work experience, and passed a board exam. BCBAs are required to hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their field.
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Our Consultants and Supervisors
Our team of consultants are comprised of doctorate and master degree holders, clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analysts with an average of 10 years of experience in planning implementing ABA intensive Behavioral Treatment. Other than local families, they also consult to families and agencies in other countries.
Dr. Angel Au
Dr. Raymond Fung
Ed.D, M.S.ABA, BCBA
Dr. David Fischer
Psy. D., BCBA-D
M.Ed., M.Soc.Sc, BCBA
M.S., LACIC, BCBA
M. Ed., BCBA
Our frontline staff /Therapists plays a key role in the success of our agency. They work with our families and children in one-on-one, group and school settings, and carry out program goals as identified by our Supervisors and Consultants.
All our Therapists have at least a bachelor degree; some of them have master degree from local or overseas universities. They have gone through a minimum of 400 hours of training in the first year and receive intensive and ongoing training for about 200 hours every year thereafter by local and overseas experts in the field. Our Therapists are highly skilled and experienced, and receive extensive support and training to perform their duties with passion, expertise and confidence.
Training comes in many forms, including:
- Pre-service Intensive Training and Orientation
All new hires are required to complete 240 hours of pre-service orientation and training on implementing Applied Behavior Analysis with students with ASD. Training and orientation are in the form of lectures, case studies, role-play, case observations, and practical hands-on sessions closely monitored by our Consultants.
- Monthly Training
All Therapists are required to attend monthly training sessions to further their knowledge and enhance skills. On-the-job trainings are both didactic and practical, consisting of lectures, case studies, videos, evaluations, and role-play. Our Directors Dr. Ron Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman, and Dr. John McEachin also visit Hong Kong quarterly to provide direct training to staff.
- Weekly Supervision
Our Therapists receive over 400 hours of induction training and 1:1 supervision by our Supervisors and Consultants in their first year on the job. Thereafter, staffs continue to receive over 200 hours of supervision per year with weekly supervisions, regular clinics and team meetings specific to the child they are working with. Weekly supervisions allow us to monitor and evaluate the quality of our services, and track progress of our students.
- Performance Evaluation
Our Therapists are formally evaluated through supervision and review meetings with our Director of Training on an ongoing basis. Evaluations are based on Therapists’ practical skills, programming skills, work attitude, communication skills, organization skills as well as professionalism and leadership skills.
Dr. Angel Au is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of Hong Kong Psychological Society and has undergone doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. She has received extensive training and on-going supervision from Dr. B. J. Freeman, a world-renowned diagnostician in Autism Spectrum Disorder. After completing the Clinical Training of Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule (ADOS) in 2003, which is a well-regarded as gold standard in diagnosing ASD, Dr. Au has also completed the ADOS Advanced Research training, from the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Centre in 2011. Her doctoral thesis was on early identification of the more able children with ASD in mainstream preschool settings. She specializes in assessing individuals on the milder end of the spectrum and has more than 14 years of experience in diagnosing individuals from toddlerhood to middle-age adults. Other than ASD, Dr. Au also assesses a wide array of individuals with different diagnosis, including Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorders, Global Developmental Delay and individuals with various behavioral challenges.
Under the direct supervision and training of Dr. Ronald Leaf and Dr. Mitch Taubman, Dr. Au started providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for individuals with ASD since 1996. Other than seeing cases locally, she has also provided overseas consultations in China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. Applying her many years of experience in helping children with ASD, Dr. Au also specializes in providing psychotherapy and social skills training for adolescents and adults with ASD and other behaviorally challenged conditions.
Dr. David Fischer received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, USA, advised by Dr. Sandra Harris. Since 1999, he was worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Georgia working in the severe behavior unit, short-term-out-patient clinic, feeding disorders unit, and early intervention clinic. From 2007 – 2011, he trained public school teachers to instruct and manage the behavior of their students diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. He also was the clinical coordinator of the Asperger’s College Program, which provides support services to Rutgers students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder.
Dr. Raymond Fung holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Bristol, a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. His doctoral thesis explored Progressive ABA, Autism and Technology. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been teaching individuals with autism and training professionals for over 20 years.
Dr. Raymond Fung has been receiving ongoing training from Dr. Ron Leaf, Dr. John McEachin and their associates since he joined AP in 2000, Since 2005, he has trained more than 500 behavioral therapists internationally. In 2007, he participated in the curriculum development for Aoi Pui School. In 2014, he developed 6 mobile applications for individuals with autism. In 2016, he created a school-based social skill program for local secondary students. In 2018, he hosted a radio program on RTHK with a group of adults with high functioning autism. Currently, he is the training director of AP Hong Kong, and the voluntary consultant of AP Foundation. He consults in China, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, South Africa, and Russia. Previously, he was the clinical director of 2 AP international offices, the conference chair of Hong Kong Association for Behaivor Analysis, and a part-time lecturer of a master program in autism in the Open University of Hong Kong.
Ms. Lai-Kan Wong is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. She joined Autism Partnership in 2001 and began working as a Program Specialist. She is experienced in working with children across different settings including individual therapy session, small group training, and ABA classrooms. Ms. Wong has also helped training staff in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan office since 2005. She is now responsible for supervising individual cases, staff training, parent training, and overseas consultation. Kan also receives ongoing training and supervision from Dr. Ronald Leaf and Dr. John McEachin in the Los Angeles office.
Ms. Teri Mok obtained her Master degree in Early Childhood Education in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She joined Autism Partnership in 2002 and began working as a Program Specialist. She is experienced in working with children across different settings, including therapy session, small group training and ABA Classrooms. Moreover, she also helped conducting workshop for professionals in Mainland China and Hong Kong since 2013. Since 2014, Ms. Mok has been helping to set up an office in Manila, Philippine. She has been helping to design individualized programs, supervise cases, train local staffs, conduct school observation, provide parents and helpers training, and meet new families at AP Manila office. Currently, she is one of the Behavioral Consultant in our new established AP Beijing center.
Ms. June Tam holds a Master of Social Sciences in Psychology of Education from City University of Hong Kong. She has over 13 years of experience working with children with ASD across different settings including individual therapy session and group training. In 2007, Ms Tam took up the role as a Lead Teacher in Aoi Pui School. For the past 8 years in Aoi Pui School, she helped students learning in a big group setting and implementing individualized programs in both Chinese and English speaking classes. Her professional experiences include designing Individualized Education Plan (IEP), supervising cases and providing training to parents.
Ms. Eunice Luk is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with first class honors in Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Psychology. Ms. Luk joined Autism Partnership in 2011 and began working directly with students in one-on-one and group therapy sessions. She is experienced in parent training and staff training. She has also assisted in conducting workshops for parents and other professionals in Hong Kong. Ms. Luk receives ongoing training from Dr. Angel Au and Mr. Toby Mountjoy.
Ms. Christy Lai is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Lai joined Autism Partnership (AP) in 2011 and she has extensive experience in working with children with ASD. Ms. Christy Lai currently take lead of the case supervision in the new established AP Beijing center. At the same time, she oversees the Little Learners program in Hong Kong and Shanghai and consults families in Asia. She directs overseas training to staff in the Train the Trainer program and provides parent education to families with children with ASD. She also conducts Jumpstart and PIIP programs locally and internationally. In additions, she is keen to take part in overseas ASD conferences and take lead of the design and production of AP teaching materials. Moreover, she helps with producing ABA training videos and articles in the APSPARKS website for public education.
Renee Pang holds a Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Monash University, Australia. She joined Autism Partnership, Singapore, in 2010 and worked with children on both one-on-one and group settings and provided shadow-aide support in mainstream schools. In 2013, Renee became a Program Supervisor where she worked on designing and tailoring curriculum for the child’s needs under the supervision of the consultants. Additionally, she also ran social groups in mainstream schools and collaborated with teachers and principals to devise integration plans. Renee also provides staff and parent training sessions locally and overseas. She is also fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Since 2019, Renee currently works with Autism Partnership, Hong Kong, to provide consultation, parent training, and staff training for clients in Shanghai.
Mr. Justin Cho is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Applied Disability Studies in ABA from Brock University, Canada. He joined Autism Partnership in 2009 and has accumulated many years of experience in working directly with children of ASD in one-on-one, social groups, school shadow and Little Learners.
In 2016, Justin joined AP School as Class Lead Therapist, and was responsible for designing and implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and parent meetings.
In 2017, Justin returned AP as a Behavioral consultant, providing intensive supervision for cases in Specialized Program. In addition, he has involved in providing hand-on training for parent training and staff training in overseas countries, including Russia and China.
Now a behavioral consultant in AP Beijing center, Justin continues to provide quality intensive supervision, staff training and family support for Beijing families.
Mr. Ambrose Cheung is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Endicott College and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honors from the University of Sydney, Australia. Mr. Cheung is experienced in providing one-on-one therapy and group sessions to individuals with ASD.
Mr. Cheung is also responsible for providing staff training, parent training, and conducting various ABA workshops. He is also involved in the production of ABA training videos for APSPARKS. Mr. Cheung receives ongoing training from Dr. Angel Au (Clinical Psychologist) and Mr. Toby Mountjoy (Director).
Ms. Winkie Ng is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. Ms. Ng is experienced in providing one-on-one therapy, group sessions, parent training in Accelerate Program. Winkie is also responsible in providing overseas therapy, shadowing for kindergarten schools. In addition, Ms. Ng has been involving in the Train the Trainer Program and conducting Jumpstart Program. Since 2020, she has been supporting AP Training Director, Raymond Fung, to design individualized programs, supervise cases and train new clinical staff in Sparks training program. She also partakes in the production of ABA training videos and materials for AP’s ABA resource platform. Currently, she receives ongoing training from Dr. Angel Au (Clinical Psychologists) and Mr. Toby Mountjoy (AP Director).
Ms. Smitty Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She has experience in working with children in both one-on-one therapy sessions and group settings. Smitty has also provided shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools and collaborating well with the school and family. Additionally, she has also conducted Parent Training, Train the Trainer and Jumpstart Programs for both local and international families. She is also an active member in supporting the development of our AP Sparks Resources platform.
Mr. Frederick Chan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) degree from University of Melbourne, Australia, Master of Social Science from University of Hong Kong and Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College.
He has experience in working with children in both one-on-one therapy sessions, groups and school shadowing. Fred has also participated in Train the Trainer, Parent Training, Overseas training and public talks. He is also an active member in supporting the development of our AP Sparks Resources platform.
Ms Sanna Kontinen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Master’s Degree in Language and Communication Impairment in Children from the UK’s University of Sheffield.
Ms Sanna began working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in 2000 whilst studying Psychology at UCL in London, and subsequently supervised the therapy programmes of students in Perth and Dubai, and continues gaining extensive experience in the UK, Australia and UAE before joining Autism Partnership in 2018. She has extensive experience working with children and teenagers with autism in one-on-one and group settings; parent and staff education training; and designing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students transitioning to mainstream schools. She has also conducted training workshops for teachers and education professionals.
Ms. Jane Lai is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from The University of Hong Kong. She has experience in working with children in both one-on-one and group settings, social groups and school shadowing. Her responsibilities also include Parent Training, Train the Trainer and Jumpstart Programs for both local and international families. She is also an active member in supporting the development of our AP Sparks Resources platform.