We believe in PERFECTING our skills.
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.
Our Consultants and Supervisors
Our Consultants are HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED
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. David Fischer
Psy. D., BCBA-D
M.S. ABA, BCBA
M.S. ABA, BCBA
M.S. ABA, BCBA
Behavioral Consultant-Accelerate Program
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.
Raymond is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University, and a doctoral candidate at University of Bristol in education. After he graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2000, he started teaching individuals with ASD of different ages and functioning levels in 1 on 1, group and school settings at Autism Partnership. Since 2004, he has been specializing in professional training for therapists, supervisors, schoolteachers, and parents internationally. He consults in China, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa. Currently he is the behavioral consultant of AP Hong Kong, the clinical director of AP Philippines, the conference chair of Hong Kong Association for Behaivor Analysis and the member of Association for Behaivor Analysis International. Raymond has been receiving on-going training from Dr. Ron Leaf and his associates. In 2014-15, Raymond has developed 6 mobile applications specially designed for individuals with ASD. Recently, he has developed a school-based social skill program for local secondary school students called 『ACTION!』
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. Clara Poon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University. She completed a practicum course in providing ABA treatment for children with Autism at Croyden Avenue School in Michigan in 2001. In 2002, Ms. Poon joined Autism Partnership and began working as a Program Specialist. From 2004-2007, she worked as a Behavioral Consultant in the Singapore office. In addition to providing one-on-one treatment and case supervision, she is also responsible for staff training, parent training, group teaching, and provides overseas consultation in Malaysia. Ms. Poon also receives ongoing training and supervision from Dr. Ronald Leaf and Dr. John McEachin in the Los Angeles office.
Mr. Stevens Lo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Social Sciences in Mental Health from The University of Hong Kong. He joined Autism Partnership in 2005 and began working directly with students in one-on-one, social group and school settings.
Starting from 2010, Mr. Lo has been providing overseas consultations to families in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and South Africa on a regular basis. Apart from providing consultations, he has also been conducting trainings and workshops for professionals in those countries. Currently Mr. Lo is a Behavioral Consultant in Hong Kong office. In addition to providing supervision to individual cases, he is also responsible for providing trainings and workshops for parents and other professionals in Hong Kong.
Ms. Catherine Tam holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She joined Autism Partnership in 2005 and began working as a Program Specialist. She has extensive experience with children and teenagers with autism in one-on-one and group settings. She is now responsible for providing individual ABA therapy and counselling to teenagers and young adults with ASD, supervising individual cases in Hong Kong, and providing professional training and consultation to families in Mainland China.
Ms. Teresa Ng, a master degree holder in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from St. Cloud State University, joined AP in 2001. Over the past decade, she has received regular training from Dr. Ronald Leaf and Dr. John McEachin and acquired extensive experience in treating and developing treatment programs for young children and adolescents with ASD as both therapist and supervisor. Apart from providing parent training, staff training, consultation to local and oversea families in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Mainland China, and conducting workshops in local preschools and non-profitable organizations, she has been responsible for overseeing Little Learners, a simulated kindergarten classroom using ABA approach. Currently, she is responsible for local and overseas consultation, case management, program design, and case supervision.
Ms Nicole Kwok obtained a Master of Social Sciences in Counseling from City University of Hong Kong. She joined AP in 2006 as Program Specialist. She was responsible in leading social group and providing one-on-one service, shadowing for kindergarten/ international school and parent training. In 2011, she joined Aoi Pui School as Lead Teacher and helped the school to set up a brand new Cantonese-speaking class. She has experience in formulating IEP, overseeing intervention plan and designing lesson plan. In 2015, she joined back AP as Case Supervisor and is responsible for providing case supervision and parent training.
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 is currently designing individualized programs, supervising cases, training local staffs, conducting school observation, providing parents and helpers training, and meeting new families at AP Manila office.
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 Ivy Chan is a graduate of Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with more than 6 years of experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in US. In AP, she is responsible for providing one-on-one therapy, school shadowing for local schools, trainings to parent and staff. She had been responsible for the joint conference hold by Cana School in Guangzhou and AP. Ms. Chan receives ongoing training from Dr. Angel Au and Mr. Toby Mountjoy.
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 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined Autism Partnership (AP) in 2011 and is experienced in working directly with students in one-on-one, social groups, as well as providing school shadow and parent training workshops. She currently leads the Little Learners program, and is experienced in formulating IEP, designing lesson plans and providing training to staff. She also partakes in oversea ASD conferences and producing ABA training videos and articles for public education. Ms. Christy receives ongoing training and supervision from Dr. Angel Au (Clinical Psychologist) and Mr. Toby Mountjoy (Associate Director).