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Who We Are

ABC Pathways is a behavioral and skill development center that provides various services for children needing assistance. Here at ABC Pathways, we focus on the children’s behavioral goals and skills development. We are committed to treating your family with respect, equality, and sensitivity. These are the principles and virtues that come with our commitment. Our goal is to bring integrity to a field that promotes positive behavior change, increases independence, and helps children with autism live their best possible lives.

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Meet the Founder

Our Founder: Verma Smith, M.Ed BCBA

Verma Smith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience servicing children in educational, behavioral, and social capacities. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree In Sociology from Roosevelt University in 1995 before earning a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Governors State University in 2000. Afterward, she furthered her studies in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she received direct training from ABA legendary Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, the founder of Florida Tech School of Behavior Analysis and senior consultant for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Verma Smith became a teacher in 1998 and has taught children of various developmental and academic levels in grades Pre-K through 7th grade. While teaching, she has implemented behavior modification strategies to improve student behavior and promote more positive and socially significant behavioral patterns. Thus, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the owner and operator of
ABC Pathways, LLC.

As the owner and BCBA, she oversees the overall operation of ABC Pathways. She monitors the planning, designing, and implementation of behavior intervention plans to improve or change problematic behaviors. She supports clients and their families by coordinating and providing services in Applied Behavior Analysis, determining the cause of behavior and assessments, teaching new socially significant behavior, reducing inappropriate behavior, and teaching everyday skills clients need to function in their environment and
interact with people.

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meet The team

Our Administrative Team

Meet our administrative team. We play a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of ABC Pathways, including office management and communications.

Our Vision

We envision a world recognizing all individuals for their strengths, not their deficits, and where all families impacted by autism have access to the services and support that they need to live their best possible lives.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the overall quality of life of individuals and families impacted by autism and other behavior disorders. We accomplish this by providing evidence-based, family-centered therapies and family support based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

TJ Smith

Chief Finance & Operations Officer
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Caitlin Smith

Creative Marketing Officer
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Nicholos Wilkinson

Human Resource Specialist