Amber Y, MA, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

Blue Bird Day Staff and Amber Young

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2016

Education

Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis – Emphasis in Autism
Ball State University

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Credentials and Certification 

  • Registered Behavior Technician Certified – BACB 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certified – BCBA

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis  
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder  
  • PECS in ABA  
  • ABA Pediatrics  
  • Challenging Behaviors  
  • Functional Communication Training 

Publications

(June 2020) What Is An RBT?

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My Story

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with children in some way, shape, form, or fashion but I couldn’t pinpoint what field was the best for me. When I was around 10-years-old, my younger cousins were both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and my love and interest in studying ASD came alive! In Fall 2016, I had the opportunity to complete an internship for my last semester of undergrad and Blue Bird Day was on the list. I was able to intern and work with wonderful children and therapists and increase my knowledge of ASD. Fast forward, I was hired as a TA, worked my way up to a Supervising TA, and obtained my certification as an RBT along with furthering my studies in applied behavior analysis as a graduate student. My passion and dream of working with children with ASD came alive working at BBD and I truly appreciate every relationship built with clients, therapists, and parents and I am looking forward to greater experiences!  

My Blue Bird Day

I truly cherish and appreciate the relationships built with our clients. In addition, I am grateful for the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment with various disciplines and providers. Learning how to collaborate with others to build treatment programs for our client’s ultimate success is very rewarding.  

Testimonials

From my peer: “Thank you for being amazing and stepping in whenever a fellow therapist or TA is in a difficult situation. You’re so wonderful!”

From my supervisor: “For completing projects so timely and for your on-going dedication to Blue Bird Day, the BT dept., and your clients.