Jennifer Salazar, MA, BCBA, Breakthrough Leader
M.A. Applied Behavior Analysis with Emphasis in Autism
Florida International University (BA), Ball State University (MA)
7 years working in the field of ABA, specializing working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Spending time with my family, Boating, and Dancing
Born and Raised: Born in Havana, Cuba raised in Sunny Miami, Florida
I initially got into the field of ABA in 2012 when my first child was born. I was originally taking undergraduate courses at FIU to become a nurse when I stumbled across an Intro to ABA course with Dr. Anibal Gutierrez (now of UM-CARD). That course, along with me becoming a brand new mom, inspired me to dive deeper into the field of ABA (I didn’t even know it was the most effective evidence-based treatment for children with Autism.. I just thought it would provide me with great tools in being a parent!). Fast forward a few years and I am now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and FreshStart’s Clinical Director. I absolutely love what I do and am extremely passionate about ABA. Seeing the Breakthroughs our clients and families have thanks to our effective treatment is a huge reinforcer for me. The team-driven culture at FreshStarts nourishes collaboration and supports professional development. I love being part of the FreshStarts family and look forward in welcoming you to our team!